Emily Click is the Assistant Dean for the Office of Ministry Studies, the Director of Field Education, and Lecturer on Ministry. Her background as an ordained minister with a decade of pastoral service in the United Church of Christ informs her present focus on practical theology.
She specializes in developing reflective educational practices to integrate learning throughout the theological school curriculum. She develops ways for students to engage in pathways of learning for leadership in several religious traditions. Her research innovates ways of conceptualizing connections between adult educational theory, theories of human development, and education for religious leadership.
Publications include “Practical Theology in Contextual Education,” in The Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology, edited by Bonnie Miller McLemore (Blackwell, forthcoming); “Ministerial Reflection,” in Welcome to Theological Field Education, edited by Matthew Floding (Alban, 2011); and “The Evolution of Theological Field Education,” in Equipping the Saints: Best Practices in Contextual Theological Education, edited by David O. Jenkins and Alice P. Rogers (Pilgrim Press, 2010). She has also written on the educational dimensions of preparing religious leaders.
Dean Click holds a BA in Economics from Pomona College, a M.Div. from the Bethany Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Religious Education from the Claremont School of Theology.