Mark Chaves has accepted a joint appointment as professor of sociology, religion and divinity effective July 1. His Duke Divinity School faculty title will be professor of religion and society.
Stephen Gunter joined the divinity school May 1 as an associate dean of Methodist Studies and begins a joint faculty appointment July 1 as research professor of evangelism and Wesleyan studies.
Lauren Winner, formerly visiting assistant professor of spirituality and writing, has joined the divinity faculty as assistant professor of Christian spirituality. She will be on leave during the next academic year through a fellowship from the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University. She begins her new appointment July 1, 2008.
Roberta Schaafsma accepted an invitation to become the J.S. Bridwell Endowed Librarian at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, where she also serves as director of the Bridwell Library. She began her new position April 1. Andy Keck has been named associate director of the Divinity Library. He has served as Electronic Services Librarian here since 1999.
Following the 2007 Duke Youth Academy, Assistant Director Elizabeth Ingram Schindler D’06 will move to Seattle, Wash., where her husband, a May graduate of Duke Law, has accepted a position. Her replacement, Katherine Hande D’08, will work with Schindler during the July 15-28 DYA.
Other staff changes include the arrivals of Anna K. MacDonald Dobbs
, a staff specialist in the Office of Admissions and Laura Webb
, who joined the Center for Excellence in Ministry as staff specialist; and the departures of staff assistants Kate Goodall
and Margaret Mathes
. Mathes is now working in medical journal publishing; Goodall moved with her husband, who joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina.