Princeton, NJ, November
20, 2013–Princeton Theological Seminary welcomes Dr. Rose Ellen
Dunn as the new associate dean for academic administration, a position she will
begin on January 1, 2014.
Dunn comes to the Seminary
from her position as associate director of theological admissions at Drew
University, where she works primarily with students applying to the Ph.D.
program in the Graduate Division of Religion. She has also been an adjunct
faculty member at Drew, as well as at Montclair State University and New
Brunswick Theological Seminary.
She is a graduate of Drew
University, holding the M.A., M.T.S., and Ph.D. degrees from that institution.
Her doctoral dissertation, Finding Grace
with God: A Phenomenological Reading of the Annunciation, is forthcoming in
2014 through Pickwick Publications of Wipf and Stock Publishers.
Dunn is a member of the
American Academy of Religion, the American Philosophical Society, and the
Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy.
Princeton’s academic dean,
James F. Kay, believes that Dunn will bring great strengths to the Seminary’s
Ph.D. program. “Dr. Dunn will be a great asset in the area of Ph.D. student recruitment
and admissions, as well as providing academic advisement and preparation for an
increasingly competitive job market,” he said. “She brings a sparking
intelligence, a genuine interest in students, and a proven record as an
effective and collaborative educational administrator. She understands the
importance of maintaining academic excellence while building a vibrant student
community and mentoring students throughout their program of studies.”
Seminary, founded in 1812, is the first seminary established by the General
Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. Its mission is to educate leaders for the
church of Jesus Christ worldwide, and its more than 500 students and 11,000 graduates
from all fifty states and many nations around the world serve Christ in
churches, schools and universities, healthcare institutions, nonprofit
agencies, initiatives for social justice, mission agencies, and the emerging
ministries of the church in the twenty-first century.