I am delighted to announce the promotion of the Rev. Dr. James Turrell to
Associate Professor of Liturgy, with tenure. I am also very grateful that
Jim has accepted the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and
Sub-Dean of the Chapel of the Apostles. Jim's new duties formally begin on
July 1, 2008, although he has been of great help in dealing with academic
issues since the Rev. Dr. Don Armentrout stepped down as Associate Dean.
Jim will continue to teach the core courses in liturgy. As it has been
wonderful to have Jim, Jennie, and now Will as colleagues and friends, so it
will be wonderful to work with him in this new role. Jim will be assisted
by Sandra Brock, as he works closely with our Registrar, Mary Turner.
I am also delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Edward Bond as
Visiting Professor of Church History. While Don Armentrout is on
sabbatical, Dr. Bond will teach our course on the history of the Episcopal
Church. Dr. Bond is a professor of American history at Alabama A&M
University, and a widely published specialist in colonial and ante-bellum
Anglicanism in the United States. He is editor of Anglican and Episcopal
History, the scholarly journal that publishes new historical study of the
Episcopal Church. Dr. Bond is an active Episcopalian.
We are fortunate to have Ms Ellen Lerner as Visiting Instructor in Hebrew.
Ms Lerner is an advanced doctoral candidate in Hebrew Bible at Vanderbilt
Divinity School, after having completed her B.A. at the University of
Connecticut and an M.A. in Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University.
She has taught the introductory Hebrew course at Vanderbilt with great
spirit and care.
(The Very Rev.) William S. Stafford, Ph.D., D.D.
Dean, The School of Theology
The University of the South: Sewanee