Juana Clem McGhee

Juana Clem McGhee


Juana Clem McGhee, jmcghee@emory.edu; 404-727-2575


Master of Divinity, Candler School of Theology
Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting
University of Texas, Austin, TX


Juana currently serves as Academic Department Administrator in the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies. She has been employed at Emory since 2001, working with several interdisciplinary and international programs. Her work experience prior to Emory includes ten years in public accounting and five years with an international, not-for-profit agency.


Juana is the recipient of the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society Outstanding Staff Leader in Service Award (2004) and the Center for Arabic Study Abroad Service Award (2006).


In March 2003, Juana participated in the Classroom on the Quad, a university wide event held in response to U.S. military action in Iraq. Click here to read her remarks, "A Call to Consciousness, A Litany of Questions."

In connection with Emory's Martin Luther King, Jr. remembrance week activities, Juana conceived the idea for and coordinated "Words of Peace", a listening project involving more than 50 participants representing 18 languages. Click on the links below to view video of the events.
- 2004 Listening Project
- 2005 Listening Project
- 2006 Listening Project

In March 2009, Juana conceived the idea for and presented "Giving Voice", an evening of music featuring guest musicians, Kirk Whalum (Grammy winning saxophonist) and John Stoddart, along with Emory related musicians, Myron McGhee and Voices of Inner Strength.

Juana was invited to write a First Person article for Emory Report in April 2009. Click here to read the article.

In 2011, she curated "The Mind's Eye" exhibit of Myron McGhee's photographs of Tibetan monks painting sand mandalas. The photos were on display at various venues on Emory's campus throughout the 2011-2013.  Click here for more information regarding the exhibit.