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Fall 2008

New Leadership for Two BU Schools

SDM and STH Announce New Deans

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New deans, Mary Elizabeth Moore (top) and Jeffrey Hutter (bottom) will take the helms of the Goldman School of Dental Medicine and of the School of Theology this academic year.

New deans will take the helms of the Goldman School of Dental Medicine and of the School of Theology this academic year. After serving as interim dean since last November, Jeffrey Hutter has been appointed SDM’s permanent dean. And Mary Elizabeth Moore, a professor of religion and theology at Emory University, will become STH dean on January 1, 2009.

Hutter is a professor of endodontics and the Herbert Schilder Chair of the endodontics department and director of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics. He earned a D.M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, a certificate in endodontics from the Naval Postgraduate Dental School, and a master’s in education and human development from George Washington University. He became dean ad interim last fall, succeeding Spencer Frankl, who was SDM dean for more than thirty years and who died in October.

Moore will succeed Ray L. Hart, an STH professor of religion and theology, who was appointed dean ad interim in 2003, following the resignation of Robert C. Neville. An ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church, Moore is director of the Women in Theology and Ministry program at Emory’s Candler School of Theology. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southern Methodist University, where she majored in psychology, and a master’s and doctorate from the Claremont School of Theology. She taught at Claremont for twenty years before moving to Emory in 1999.

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