With the forthcoming departure of Mormon scholar and college of the Arts & Humanities (SAH) Dean Patrick Mason towards the University of Utah, Professor Lori Anne Ferrell will lead SAH as its new dean, according to a comment made earlier this month by Provost Patricia Easton.
Ferrell “brings a distinguished scholarly career in the humanities and a wealth of national and international experience to this role,\” Easton said. \”She joins us at an important moment of transformation of the school.\”
An acclaimed critic, scholar, and Fellow from the Royal Historical Society, Ferrell is the John D. and Lillian Maguire Distinguished Professor within the Humanities. She succeeds Mason at a significant time as SAH prepares for an growth of programming within the Applied and Public Humanities as well as an upcoming decennial review of the humanities.
The author of The Bible and the People and editor of Sermons Delivered at Saint Paul's Cathedral, 1623-1625, Volume 11 from the Oxford Edition from the Sermons of John Donne, among other works, Ferrell directs the university's Early Modern Studies Program and also the Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards.
In a Publishers Weekly overview of The Bible and the People, Ferrell was praised for recognizing \”this text's crucial devote the evolution of Anglo-American Christianity as well as in the hearts of Christians.\”
Ferrell has been a person in the CGU faculty since 2004, and from 1991-2004 held some pot faculty position at the Claremont School of Theology and CGU's Religion Department. She's served as chair of the English Department as well as having participated in the university’s archeological dig at Akko, Israel.
Her more complex scholarly appointments include residential fellowships at several Cambridge and Oxford University colleges and at the Folger Shakespeare, Newberry, and Huntington Libraries.
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