Search Committee Announced for Dean of Divinity School
Norman Wirzba, Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor of Christian Theology, will chair the search committee for the dean of the Divinity School, President Vincent E. Price and Interim Provost Jennifer Francis announced this week.
Current Dean Edgardo Colόn-Emeric was appointed to a two-year term in 2021. It is university practice to conduct a search to select a dean for a full five-year term.
In addition to Wirzba, the other committee members are:
- Abdullah Antepli, Associate Professor of the Practice, Sanford School
- Jed Atkins, E. Blake Byrne Associate Professor, Classical Studies, Trinity College
- Kate Bowler, Associate Professor, Divinity School
- Daniel Castelo, The William Kellon Quick Professor, Divinity School
- Mark Goodacre, Frances Hill Fox Professor, Religious Studies, Trinity College
- Polly Ha, Associate Professor, Divinity School
- Craig Glover Hines, Student, Divinity School
- Rick Johnson, Chair, Divinity School Board of Visitors
- Jen’nan Read, Sally Dalton Robinson Professor, Sociology, Trinity College
- Patrick Smith, Associate Research Professor, Divinity School
- Warren Smith, Professor, Divinity School
- Wylin Wilson, Assistant Professor, Divinity School
The committee, which will be assisted by executive search firm Spencer Stuart, is soliciting feedback, nominations and applications from members of the Duke community. Nominations of prospective candidates and inquiries about the position can be sent to DukeDivinityDean@spencerstuart.com.
More information about the search can be found on the Provost’s website.