Duke law and theology professor Esther Acolatse is an expert in integrated law, psychology, theology, and pastoral care.   Her research focuses on integrating psychology and spirituality for human and institutional renewal and flourishing, issues of gender and familial and other social social systems in faith and secular contexts, as well as health and end-of-life care.  Recently, she co-led a team of Duke Law students to Ghana to help organize support for a pending vote on inheritance law reforms, an “unchangeable reality” that may be able to be changed to better the lives of non-married partners, women, and children in this West African society.  Esther holds a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, an M.T.S. from Harvard and B.A. (Hons) from the University of Ghana. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.