Born Sweetwater, Texas (1930). Graduated Grandfalls-Royalty High School, Grandfalls, Texas (1948). B.A., Austin College (1953); M.Div., Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (1957); M.A., University of Texas at Austin (1958); Ph.D., Duke University (1962). Married Mary Scott (“Scottie”) Daugherty (1955); divorced (1978). Children: William Scott (b. 1957), Mary Evan (b. 1960), Michael Neal (b. 1964); grandchildren: Elizabeth Forbes Walker (b. 1984), William Michael Walker (b. 1986), Margaret Farrington Walker (b. 1988), Hannah Nicole Walker (b. 1995).
C. Mackenzie Brown spent his academic career of 45 years at Trinity, joining an all-male Department in 1973 He was the first hire in the Department not a Presbyterian minister. His appointment as Assistant Professor of Asian Religions completed the vision of Guy H. Ranson, Chair of the Department, for a comprehensive Religion department, moving away from a Christian, Bible-focused curriculum.
Greg (aka Prof. Z.), a native San Antonian has been a Professor of Systematic Theology at the Oblate School of Theology, a graduate school of theology and ministry here in San Antonio, since 2008. Besides directing the MA in Theology program at Oblate, he teaches Theological Anthropology, Christology, and God in the Christian Tradition courses. At Trinity University he has taught the New Testament course as an Adjunct Professor since 2013.
Sajida Jalalzai joins the Religion Department as Assistant Professor after holding an equivalent position for two years at St. Michael's College in Vermont. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University and a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from McGill University, and she received her Ph.D. in Religion from Columbia University. She specializes in North American Religions with a focus on Islam and is currently engaged in studying chaplaincy programs for Muslim students housed at Protestant seminaries.
Angela Tarango joined the Department of Religion in 2009 as an Assistant Professor. She received a B.A. as a double major in Religion and History from Wellesley College in 2001. She went on to attend Harvard Divinity School where she graduated with a M.T.S. in 2003.
She received a Ph.D. in American Religions from Duke University in 2009, with specialties in Native American religions, American Pentecostalism, and missionary history.
Rubén R. Dupertuis joined the Religion Department in 2006 as an Assistant Professor. He received a B.A in English Literature from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in Theological Studies from Claremont School of Theology, and a Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christian Literature from Claremont Graduate University. His interests include Acts of the Apostles and early Christian narrative more generally, education in the ancient world, and the role of Bible in American Popular culture.