Director, Institute for African American Studies All Shall Be Well Professor of Religion Carolyn Jones Medine is the inaugural All Shall Be Well Professor in the Religion Department and Director of the Institute for African American Studies. She completed her PhD at the University of Virginia in 1991, working with the late Professor Nathan A. Scott, Jr. Dr. Medine taught at Louisiana State University from 1989-2000, when she came to UGA. Alongside her appointments in Religion and IAAS, she is also affiliate faculty with Women's Studies. She has directed numerous thesis papers and one dissertation. Dr. Medine's research interests are in Southern American literature and religion, with an emphasis on women's literature and on theories of religion, focusing on postmodern and postcolonial theory. She has one co-edited book, Teaching African American Religions, with Theodore Trost (Oxford University Press) and has written numerous articles.