Vanderbilt Divinity School names Yale administrator as next dean

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 4:43pm

Vanderbilt Divinity School has named Emilie M. Townes, a noted Yale University scholar and administrator, as the school’s next dean, pending board approval.

Townes’ scholarship involves Christian ethics and womanist theory. She is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology and associate dean of academic affairs at Yale Divinity School.

Townes will take over for James Hudnut-Beumler, who is starting a year-long sabbatical in the summer. Townes is also an ordained American Baptist clergywoman. Her official start date as the 16th Vanderbilt Divinity School dean is July 1, 2013.

4 Comments on this post:

By: Jughead on 12/31/12 at 10:35

Vandy has become a major center of liberal "education." I would not allow my kids to attend that Marxist university.

By: Jughead on 12/31/12 at 10:36

Vandy's "divinity" school should be renamed "Center for Liberal Political Activism." Of course, they are not about being intellectual honest.

By: courier37027 on 12/31/12 at 8:36

As a part of Vanderbilt inclusion policies, will administration allow courses and celebrations on satanic worship within their divinity department?

By: jfreb on 1/3/13 at 5:09

I think they ought to allocate some of Zeppo's pay to fund an expedition into their theology department to see if they can find a person of faith.