Princeton, NJ, November 20, 2013–Princeton Theological Seminary welcomes Dr. Rose Ellen Dunn as the new associate dean for academic administration, a position she will begin on January 1, 2014.

rose ellen dunnDunn comes to the Seminary from her position as associate director of theological admissions at Drew University, where she works primarily with students applying to the Ph.D. program in the Graduate Division of Religion. She has also been an adjunct faculty member at Drew, as well as at Montclair State University and New Brunswick Theological Seminary.

She is a graduate of Drew University, holding the M.A., M.T.S., and Ph.D. degrees from that institution. Her doctoral dissertation, Finding Grace with God: A Phenomenological Reading of the Annunciation, is forthcoming in 2014 through Pickwick Publications of Wipf and Stock Publishers.

Dunn is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the American Philosophical Society, and the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy.

Princeton’s academic dean, James F. Kay, believes that Dunn will bring great strengths to the Seminary’s Ph.D. program. “Dr. Dunn will be a great asset in the area of Ph.D. student recruitment and admissions, as well as providing academic advisement and preparation for an increasingly competitive job market,” he said. “She brings a sparking intelligence, a genuine interest in students, and a proven record as an effective and collaborative educational administrator. She understands the importance of maintaining academic excellence while building a vibrant student community and mentoring students throughout their program of studies.”       

Princeton Theological Seminary, founded in 1812, is the first seminary established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. Its mission is to educate leaders for the church of Jesus Christ worldwide, and its more than 500 students and 11,000 graduates from all fifty states and many nations around the world serve Christ in churches, schools and universities, healthcare institutions, nonprofit agencies, initiatives for social justice, mission agencies, and the emerging ministries of the church in the twenty-first century.