Regent College Welcomes New Academic Dean
As of July 2, 2013, Regent College welcomed Dr. Jeffrey P. Greenman as the new academic dean.
Greenman is no stranger to Regent College, having graduated with his Master of Divinity degree in 1988. He went on to complete a PhD in religious ethics at the University of Virginia and comes to us from Wheaton College in Illinois where he was the Associate Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies and Professor of Christian Ethics.
“I am delighted to be rejoining the Regent community. During my time as a student at Regent, I discovered my vocation in academic leadership. Therefore, it is a special and unexpected privilege to be called to serve God’s kingdom as academic dean.”
Prior to Wheaton, Greenman held a number of prominent administrative and teaching positions at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto, including Vice-President, Academic Dean, R.J. Bernardo Family Chair of Leadership, Director of the Tyndale Centre for Leadership Development, and Professor of Christian Ethics.
"The academic dean is crucial for the healthy functioning of an educational organism like Regent College in the facilitation of faculty well-being, the provision of clear communication within the various governance structures, and as an exemplar of our shared responsibility to pay attention to the church, marketplace, and academy. I am thrilled that Jeff Greenman has joined us at Regent College as he brings multi-faceted experience in various arenas, has exhibited skills and abilities in administration and leadership in different locations, and brings a spiritual vitality and vision that will be perfectly suited for Regent’s needs at this point in time," states Rod Wilson, President of Regent College.
Greenman has an impressive record of shaping Christian graduate education over the years. Speaking about his new position as academic dean, he says, “I see the role as seeking to create the conditions that make it possible for deeply transformative learning to take place. This involves faculty and students working together, inside and outside the classroom.”
Greenman is diving into Regent life as the co-host of the upcoming World Christianity conference happening July 19-20 at Regent College. His research interests include global Christianity, ethics, and Christian theology.