Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes
Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Prior to coming to McAfee, Dr. Walker-Barnes taught at Shaw University Divinity School in Raleigh, North Carolina, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of Florida.
Dr. Walker-Barnes utilizes an interdisciplinary approach in her teaching and research, drawing upon pastoral theology, womanist/feminist theology, cultural studies, and the social sciences. Her current interests include racial and gender issues in pastoral care, clergy self-care, Christian spirituality, and reconciliation. Her book, Too Heavy a Yoke: Black Women and the Burden of Strength, seeks to heighten pastoral awareness about the inordinate burden that the demand for strength places upon women of African descent and to provide a framework for liberative pastoral care with African-American women. Dr. Walker-Barnes is a recipient of the Louisville Institute First Book Grant for Minority Scholars.
Dr. Walker-Barnes is an ordained minister and lives with her husband, Delwin, and son, Micah.
- M.Div., Duke University Divinity School, 2007
- Ph.D., University of Miami, 2000
- M.S., University of Miami, 1996
- B.A., Emory University, 1994