August 9, 2021
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Dr. Lane Davis Returns to Join Huntingdon Religion Faculty
Montgomery, Ala.—When Lane Davis completed his Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy at Huntingdon College in 2003, he dreamed that someday he would teach at his alma mater, or at a small college like Huntingdon. His wish came true this fall as he returned to the Huntingdon College Department of Religion—the same department where he earned his degree—as a member of the faculty.
“Dr. Lane Davis will bring valuable perspectives to the Department of Religion, having served in the church as well as in the classroom,” said Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West. “Our students, both in the general education curriculum and those who are called to ministry, will learn a great deal from his knowledge base and from his experience.”
“Huntingdon was one of the most influential places for my own intellectual development, and it is an honor to be back to serve the students here,” said Davis. “My family and I are excited to be part of the Huntingdon and Montgomery communities.”
Davis earned his Master of Divinity degree at Harvard Divinity School in 2009 and earned a second master’s degree at Southern Methodist University (SMU), where he anticipates completing his doctorate in history of the Christian tradition in 2022.
Davis has served as a teaching assistant and guest lecturer for the Dedman College of Humanities and Science at SMU and as a teaching assistant for the Perkins School of Theology at SMU. He was a guest lecturer for Vanderbilt Divinity School in fall 2017and served as a teaching assistant for Boston University’s Metropolitan College in 2009. Since 2020 he has served as a book reviewer and podcast host for the New Books Network while teaching at SMU.
An ordained elder in the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church, Davis served as lead pastor for discipleship ministry at Brentwood United Methodist Church in Nashville from 2015 to 2018; as minister to youth and families for Dunwoody UMC in Dunwoody, Georgia, from 2010 to 2015; and as director of worship at Covenant UMC in Dothan, Alabama, in 2004–2005.
“Dr. Davis returns to Huntingdon with impeccable credentials, as well as a deep love and appreciation for this College and the many ways it transforms students’ lives,” said Dr. Tom Perrin, senior vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty. “I look forward to working with him as a member of the faculty.”
Huntingdon College is a coeducational residential liberal arts college of the United Methodist Church offering more than thirty programs of study and twenty NCAA-Division III athletic teams. The College also offers the Master of Athletic Training.