About Dr. Nancy Lynne Westfield

Nancy Lynne Westfield, Ph.D. is a womanist.  She grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Her father, Lloyd Raymond Westfield, born in Cleveland, Tennessee, was a school psychologist and reading specialist for the Philadelphia Public School District.  Her mother, Nancy Bullock Westfield, also born in Cleveland, Tennessee, was a volunteer activist who fought for equal education for minoritized children.  Father and Mother were also gifted musicians, known throughout the city of Philadelphia in the 50s, 60s and 70s.  Dr. Westfield earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Murray State University, Masters of Arts in Christian Education from Scarritt Graduate School, second Masters in Theological Studies from Drew University Theological School, and Doctorate in Philosophy from Union Institute.  Currently, she is Director of the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion and Theology.  Before becoming the Director in 2020, she was Professor of Religious Education at Drew University Theological School since 1999.  She is also an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church.  Nancy’s first book was a children’s book entitled All Quite Beautiful: Living in a Multicultural Society.  Her second book was a publishing of her doctoral dissertation entitled Dear Sisters: A Womanist Practice of Hospitality.  Her books written in collaboration include: Being Black/Teaching Black: Politics and Pedagogy in Religious Studies and Black Church Studies: An Introduction.  Known for her insightful, creative and experiential teaching methods, she is a sought-after teacher, facilitator of workshops and retreats, keynote speaker at conferences, and consultant for seminaries, non-profits and local churches.

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The Wabash Center
301 West Wabash Ave.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933


Office: 800-655-7117
Dr. Westfield: 765-361-6047
Fax: 765-361-6051 

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