Aug. 16, 2010
Candler professors David Petersen, Tom Long, and Carl Holladay have been appointed to new positions at Candler and at Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion.
Petersen, the Franklin Nutting Parker Professor of Old Testament, has assumed the role of associate dean of faculty and academic affairs, effective August 1, 2010. Petersen will serve two years in the position, succeeding Gail O’Day. In an email to the Candler community announcing the appointment, Candler’s Dean Jan Love expressed gratitude for Petersen bringing “his considerable wisdom, skill, experience, visionary leadership, and thoughtful approach to this key position at Candler.”
Long, the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler, will serve as the director of the initiative in religious practices and practical theology, effective July 1, 2010. “Tom Long has considerable passion for this work,”, “as well as a great stock of experience, wisdom, skill, and vision to devote to it,” Love explains. “I am very happy that he has accepted the office, and am thankful for the creative energy he will bring to it.” Long succeeds Tom Frank in this position.
Holladay, the Charles Howard Candler Professor of New Testament, will serve during the next two years as the co-director of graduate studies at Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion (GDR). He will co-direct with Gary Laderman, chairperson of the Department of Religion of Emory College of Arts and Sciences. Under Holladay and Laderman’s leadership, the GDR will conduct an internal evaluation and undertake a strategic planning process, which is scheduled for completion in spring 2012.