- Th.D., Th.M., M.Div., Theology, Duke University Divinity School
- B.A., English/Political Science, Furman University
The Rev. Melanie Dobson is an assistant professor and the Lefler and Wohltmann Chair in Methodist Studies. In addition to Methodism classes, she teaches theology and ethics and classes in mission and evangelism.
Dobson became an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church in 2005. She has served as a pastor in rural, suburban and urban churches. Her interests include intersections of theology, health and healing as well as ecology and racial justice. She trained at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation as a spiritual director. Dobson also is a registered yoga teacher and incorporates yoga into her ministry.
She has published a book, Health as a Virtue: Thomas Aquinas and the Practice of Habits of Health, and has had articles published in the Wesley Theological Journal and the Journal of Religion and Health.