Marigene Chamberlain has been named the first director of international studies at Samford University. In the newly-created position, Chamberlain will manage study abroad programs and services to international students and faculty, and promote activities that develop international awareness for all Samford students.
Chamberlain, a Samford graduate, was most recently director of leadership development, Hispanic/Latino ministries, United Methodist Church (UMC) General Board of Discipleship, Nashville, Tenn. She first joined the UMC staff in 1982.
A Spanish major at Samford, she holds a master's degree in Spanish from Vanderbilt University.
As a journeyman with the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention during 1984-86, Chamberlain was a librarian, English teacher, speaker and youth counselor at Baptist Theological Seminary, Santiago, Chile.
A former managing editor of Journal of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education, she is the author of five books on Christian discipleship, including Believe, Love, Obey: Christian Discipleship in the Wesleyan Tradition.