Dr. Paul Kemeny, professor of religion and humanities, this week was named dean of the Grove City College Calderwood School of Arts and Letters. Kemeny joined the college in 2000 as a professor. He has served as interim dean since 2018 and assistant dean of the Calderwood School from 2013 to 2018.He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, master’s degrees in religion and divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary, a master’s degree in theology from Duke University and a B.A. from Wake Forest University. Kemeny is the author or editor of several books on the history of the church and of higher education. They include: “The Oxford Handbook of Presbyterianism;” “Faith, Freedom, and Higher Education: Historical Analysis and Contemporary Reflections;” “Princeton in the Nation’s Service: Religious Ideals and Educational Practice, 1868-1928;” and “The New England Watch and Ward Society.” Kemeny’s appointment completes a series of key academic administration positions recently filled at the college. Dr. Richard Savage was named dean of the college’s Hopeman School of Science, Engineering and Mathematics earlier this year after a nationwide search. Dr. Peter Frank, who was named provost and vice-president of academic affairs in August, begins his tenure in January.
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