Monday, April 21, 2008
Harvard Div School names first Emerson UUA professor.
UU World interviews Dan McKanan, an historian of the religious left whom Harvard Divinity School has appointed the first Ralph Waldo Emerson UUA Senior Lecturer in Divinity. The endowed faculty position was funded by gifts from Unitarian Universalist organizations and individuals over twenty years. HDS announced the creation of the Emerson UUA chair two years ago, but redefined the position last fall; it's unclear to me whether a lectureship is effectively an assistant professorship, but I suspect it is.
McKanan currently teaches at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint Johnís University and has been coordinating Unitarian Universalist studies–related events at the American Academy of Religion for the past two years. Welcome to Cambridge, Dan!
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