Her appointment includes the faculty rank of associate professor of American Christianity and Black church studies.
Mullen is currently on the faculty of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. She is associate professor of ministry and historical studies; director of McCormick’s Center for African American Ministries and Black Church Studies; and a Minister of Word and Sacrament of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Before joining the McCormick faculty, Deborah Mullen was associate dean of students/director of minority student affairs at her alma mater, the University of Rochester. She received the M.Div. degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School/Bexley Hall/Crozer Theological Seminary, and the Ph.D. in the history of Christianity from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.
A member of the Presbytery of Chicago, she was previously in Genesee Valley (N.Y.) Presbytery, serving a four-year appointment as stated supply pastor of Trinity Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, in Rochester.