As president of Payne Theological Seminary from 2003 to 2015, she was the first African American woman to lead a seminary belonging to the Association of Theological Schools.
The Muslim comedian and radio host pledged to donate any money he receives in damages to activists countering hate groups.
Egypt’s first freely elected president failed to allay fears his party was laying the groundwork for theocracy.
“Research and teaching are not simply academic exercises for me,” Walton said.
She is the first woman to lead the school in its 212-year history.
Mellott has written on a wide range of topics, including liberation for gay clergy and ethnography as a theological practice.
Hobgood was the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) general minister and president from 2003 to 2005, and founded the Disciples Center for Public Witness.