Dr. Ellen Ott Marshall, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at Emory University's Candler School of Theology, will be the speaker for Samford University's annual Fowler Lecture. The public is invited to the lecture, which takes place in Reid Chapel on Samford's campus. Following the lecture, Dr. Marshall will speak at the monthly luncheon of the Christian Women's Leadership Center at noon.
Dr. Marshall focuses on contemporary Christian ethics. She is particularly interested in issues of violence and peacemaking, ethical questions in literature and film, and the dynamic relationship between faith, history and ethics. Dr. Marshall worked with the refugee resettlement programs of Church World Service and the United Methodist Committee on Relief. In 2009, Dr. Marshall served as the lead writer for God's Renewed Creation, a pastoral letter and foundation document for the United Methodist Church Council of Bishops.
The lecture series, sponsored by Samford’s Christian Women’s Leadership Center, honors the late Marie NeSmith Fowler, who was a Samford graduate and longtime Hartselle, Ala., resident. She was one of the first female pharmacists and pharmacy owners in Alabama.