The Rev. Dr. Alton B. Pollard III is the 10th president of the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. A scholar, author, consultant and speaker on the subject of African American and U.S. religion and culture, Pollard was previously dean of the School of Divinity and professor of religion and culture at Howard University. Pollard also served as director of Black church studies and chair of American religious cultures at Emory University, and he taught at Wake Forest and St. Olaf College. He is the author of numerous works, including Mysticism and Social Change: The Social Witness of Howard Thurman. He earned his doctorate from Duke University, a Master of Divinity from Harvard, and Bachelor of Arts from Fisk University.