New Divinity Dean Installed at School Convocation

President Richard H. Brodhead installs Elaine Heath as the new dean of the Divinity School at convocation Tuesday.
President Richard H. Brodhead installs Elaine Heath as the new dean of the Divinity School at convocation Tuesday.

President Richard Brodhead and the Duke community officially welcomed Elaine Heath as the new dean of the Divinity School Tuesday during the school's opening convocation.

The Divinity School is planning an event in April that will offer the campus community, alumni and friends an opportunity for to celebrate Heath’s new role at Duke.

Heath began her tenure July 1 as dean of the Divinity School and professor of missional and pastoral  theology after most recently serving as the McCreless Professor of Evangelism at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Austin, Texas.

She is the author of numerous books and monographs. Her scholarly work integrates systematic, pastoral, and spiritual theology in ways that bridge the gap between academy, church, and world. Her research interests focus on evangelism and spirituality, evangelism and gender, the new monasticism, and emergence in church and in theological education.

To learn about Heath and her hopes for the school, read this interview on the Divinity School website.

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