Erin Dufault-Hunter joined the faculty of Fuller Theological Seminary as assistant professor of Christian ethics in 2006, after having served as adjunct assistant professor in ethics in the School of Theology for three years. Prior to coming to Fuller, she earned several awards for excellence in teaching as a teaching assistant at the University of Southern California.
Dufault-Hunter has written on narrative theory and the sociology of religion. Her recent book, The Transformative Power of Faith: A Narrative Approach to Conversion (April 2012), integrates insights from the social sciences with narrative theory to offer a non-reductionistic understanding of conversion. In particular, she argues that a narrative lens provides insights into why strong faith practiced within a community facilitates personal transformation, even for those society considers “hopeless.” She has also contributed entries to the Global Dictionary of Theology (2008) and several entries in The Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (2011).
She received an AB from Occidental College, an M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from The University of Southern California.
She is a longtime member of Pasadena Mennonite Church, where she regularly participates in the music team and occasionally preaches.