Johannes Kleiner

Johannes Kleiner joined the CFDE as Graduate Assistant for Engaged Learning in January 2016. His responsibilities include the implementation and promotion of new pedagogical models for community engagement across campus, the development of assessment tools for Emory’s diverse community engagement activities, and the diversification of stakeholders in campus-community partnerships—from faculty, domestic and international students, to underserved groups in the greater Atlanta area. He is also involved in the strategic planning, grant evaluation, and program coordination for Engaged Learning at Emory.

Johannes is a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Division of Religion, where he works on the interpretation of the biblical book of Proverbs in light of the many environmental crises of our time. His dissertation is an interdisciplinary project involving faculty in the religion department as well as environmental sciences. Johannes is the co-founder of Emory’s Religion and Ecology Collaborative and has served on the Senate’s Committee on the Environment from 2013-2016. He earned a Diplom (Master’s equivalent) in theology from the University of Münster in his native Germany, and holds a M.T.S. from the Franciscan School of Theology at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.