About CBS


Bruce L. McCormack


Bruce Lindley McCormack serves as the Director of the Center for Barth Studies. As Princeton Seminary’s Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology, Bruce earned his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1989. He also holds an M.Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary and an honorary doctorate of theology from the Friedrich Schiller Universitat in Jena, Germany. A Presbyterian, Bruce is interested in the history of modern theology, from Schleiermacher and Hegel through Karl Barth. His courses cover Schleiermacher’s Glaubenslehre and the doctrine of atonement in Christian tradition. He is a member of the General Assembly committee commissioned to write a new catechism for the Presbyterian Church (USA) and has been a member of the panel on doctrine for the Church of Scotland. A member of the Karl Barth-Stiftung in Basel, Switerzland, he is North American editor of the Zeitschrift fuer Dialektische Theologie, published in Holland.

Kaitlyn Dugan


Kaitlyn Dugan serves as the Curator of the Barth Collection, which involves preserving, maintaining, and developing Princeton Theological Seminary’s Barth Special Research Collection along with managing the programs, conferences, and all daily operations of the Center for Barth Studies. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and political science from Taylor University, a Master of Arts in theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing her PhD in systematic theology from the University of Aberdeen. Her research is focused on the role of Death in Pauline apocalyptic theology. Kait is a member of St. James Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Harlem, New York City.

Nicola Whyte

Student Assistant

Nicola Whyte is a PhD student in Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. She holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Master of Arts (Honours) in Divinity from the University of Edinburgh, and has also spent time working within the Church of Scotland. Her research interests include the theologies of Karl Barth and Friedrich Schleiermacher, political theology, and feminist theology.

Brandon Watson

Student Assistant

Brandon is a 4th year student at PTS pursuing a Master of Divinity as well as a Master of Arts in Christian Education and Formation. He earned his BA in Humanities from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Brandon’s research interests lie within the realm of systematic theology, with particular emphasis on the theology of Karl Barth. He hopes to continue the conversation between the church and the academy through the lens of systematic theology, consequentially creating a reciprocal relationship to further unify the two. Brandon plans to further his study of theology.

Luke Zerra

Book Review Editor

Luke Zerra is a PhD student in theology and ethics at Princeton Theological Seminary. He holds an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary and a BA from Flagler College in Philosophy/Religion and History. His current research focuses on theological aesthetics, philosophy of language, and the relation between beauty and moral formation.