Mark U. Edwards, Jr., a former professor of the History of Christianity at HDS from 1987 to 1994, and acting dean of the School for eight months in 1990-91, has been appointed associate dean for academic affairs and special programs. He took over from Professor David Lamberth on July 1, and will serve on a part-time basis. Read more about HDS Names Two New Deans for Academic Affairs
Robert Orsi, who has taught in the department of religious studies at Indiana University for the last 12 years, has accepted Harvard Divinity School’s invitation to become the Charles Warren Professor of American Religious History, pending approval by the University's Governing Boards. He will join the Faculty of Divinity in September 2001.
In her recently published book The Sea Can Wash Away All Evils: Modern Marine Pollution and the Ancient Cathartic Ocean (Columbia University Press), Kimberley C. Patton, who is Professor of the Comparative and Historical Study of Religion at HDS, examines our modern environmental crisis in light of mankind's ancient faith in the ocean's spiritual, regenerative qualities.Read more about Q&A with Kimberley Patton