Joelle Hathaway graduated with her Th.D. from Duke Divinity School at Duke University. Originally from the Northwest, with a BA from Seattle Pacific University, she then completed an MTS from Duke Divinity School. She pursues research and teaching interests at the intersection of Christian theology, the arts, worship, and the built environment. Of particular interest is what insights the arts and artistic practice can offer to practices of theological, liturgical, and ecological formation. Her most recent project examines the human cultural vocation in relation to the created order at large, putting theologian Colin Gunton’s “theology of particularity” into conversation with the Sabbath poetry of poet, novelist, environmental advocate, and cultural critic Wendell Berry. She lives in Durham, NC with her husband Brent Smith and their daughter Lillian.