Grant  Henley
Chair, Professor of German
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
World Languages and Cultures
125A Russell Hall

Before coming to Samford, Grant Henley taught German for ten years on all levels of the undergraduate curriculum at Wheaton College in Illinois, where he also chaired the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. Henley is working on a book project entitled Sacred Phoenix that examines the influence and role of Christian rhetoric in German cultural renewal efforts between 1945 and 1949 in Allied-occupied Germany. Henley and his wife, Amy, have been married 32 years and have two sons (Dan and Joel) and a daughter-in-law (Kara). Before working in academe, Henley served (together with Amy) as a missionary evangelist with the Churches of Christ in Munich and Berlin, Germany. They are currently members of the Anglican Church in North America and attend Christ the King Anglican Church in Hoover, Alabama. In his free time Henley enjoys tropical aquaria, bicycling and golf.


M.A. and Ph.D. in German Literature, Harvard University, 2002

 B.A. in Religion, Boston University, 1982