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Jeffrey Greenman: A New Academic Dean for Regent College

May 14, 2012

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey Greenman has accepted the position of Academic Dean at Regent College, effective summer 2013.

Jeffrey Greenman is a graduate of Regent College, having obtained his Master of Divinity degree in 1988. He went on to complete a PhD in religious ethics at the University of Virginia, and is currently Associate Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies and Professor of Christian Ethics at Wheaton College in Illinois. Prior to his time at 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.

"We are thankful to God for his provision of Jeff Greenman at this point in Regent’s history.  As a Regent alumnus and an experienced academic administrator and professor, he will provide us with the kind of leadership that we need to accomplish our global mission and will add significantly to the quality of the teaching and research provided by the faculty collegium," states Rod Wilson, President of Regent College.

Given his impressive record in shaping Christian graduate education, it is no surprise that Greenman feels specifically called to academic administration and leadership. “The intersection of scholarship, leadership, and the church’s ministry is where I knew I would belong.” He sees his role as an administrator as part of the church’s equipping ministry and is passionate about seeing God’s people “biblically rooted and theologically formed,” so that they can “bear witness to the gospel in word and deed in every sphere of society and in every corner of the globe.” Greenman’s passion fits with Regent College’s mission to equip men and women to live out their faith in every aspect of their life, whether they are working in the church, the marketplace, the academy, or the home.

Greenman’s research interests include Christian theology, ethics, and global Christianity. He has co-authored two books, Understanding Jacques Ellul (forthcoming, Cascade, 2012) and Unwearied Praises: Exploring Christian Faith through Classic Hymns (Clements, 2004), edited a number of publications, and contributed widely to scholarly journals. He was listed in the Canadian Who’s Who (2001 edition).

About Regent College

Regent College is an evangelical, international graduate school of Christian studies based in Vancouver and affiliated with the University of British Columbia, one of Canada’s premier research universities. Regent College was founded in 1968 as the first graduate school of theology in North America to make education of the laity its central focus. It is a place of academic rigour, cultural engagement, and vibrant faith that transforms intellect, imagination, and character. Here, people from around the world are inspired and enriched with a deep and practical Christian faith extending into all spheres of life and enabling them to live more thoughtfully in varied vocations in the church and the world.

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