The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander

Bishop Neil Alexander was appointed dean of the School of Theology at Sewanee, The University of the South in 2012. He is also professor of liturgy and the Charles Todd Quintard Professor of Theology. His long relationship with Sewanee and the School of Theology began as a sabbatical replacement for the Rev. Dr. Marion Hatchett, professor of liturgics and music, in the early 1980s. He later joined the faculty in 1997 teaching liturgics and homiletics and was the first Norma and Olan Mills Professor of Divinity. From 2009 to 2012, Alexander served as the University’s 23rd chancellor. Alexander was elected the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta and served from 2001 to 2012. Alexander has served in a variety of parish settings and has taught at The General Theological Seminary, Yale University, Drew University, and Waterloo Lutheran Seminary.