Dr. Deirdre Good, Professor of New Testament at The General Theological Seminary, has been appointed as Academic Dean beginning this school year. This new position grows out of the former position of Sub-Dean and will play a leadership role in General Seminary's academic programs. As Academic Dean, Prof. Good will focus on both current and future systems as General Seminary develops the way it educates and forms leaders for a changing church and a changing world. While undertaking her new responsibilities, Prof. Good will continue her teaching and research as Professor of New Testament.
In a letter to the community announcing the appointment, the Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle, Dean and President of The General Theological Seminary stated, "Ensuring that we are envisioning and offering the highest caliber academic programs to prepare both lay and to-be-ordained leaders for the church is of the highest priority. Further, as we begin to unfold how the future of seminary education and formation will look at General, the right balance of academics and practical training will be key. I am so pleased to partner with Professor Good in this adventure."