Alumnus to Lead Earlham College

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John David Dawson D’82 to become the school’s 17th president
Monday, April 11, 2011

Alumnus David Dawson, who earned the M.Div. at Duke in 1982, has been named president of Earlham College in Richmond, Ind.

As president, he will oversee the operations of the liberal arts college and the Earlham School of Religion. He has also been named a full professor in the Department of Religion.

Dawson is currently a professor of religion and Constance and Robert MacCrate Professor in Social Responsibility at Haverford College, Haverford, Pa.  He joined the faculty there in 1987, and served as provost from 2002-2007.

After earning the master of divinity at Duke, Dawson earned M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University.

Earlham was founded in 1847 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and is an independent, four-year, coeducational college.