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Huron Appoints Dr. Dan Smith as Dean of Theology

Nov 18 2020

Huron is pleased to announce that Dr. Dan Smith has been appointed Dean of Theology effective December 1, 2020.

Dr. Smith holds a Ph.D. from the University of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto and has been a faculty member at Huron since 2004. Dr. Smith’s academic research and publications have focused mainly on early gospel literature and its literary and compositional features. His current project is a major commentary on the letters of Jude and 2 Peter (to be published in the International Critical Commentary series).

“I knew when I arrived here at Huron that I had found my way into a very special place, and so I am grateful to be entrusted with this leadership role as Dean of Theology,” said Dr. Smith. “We are at a significant point of transition in the Faculty of Theology, with new theological programming being developed and introduced, and two faculty searches currently underway. I’m excited to see what the next few years brings as we leverage our history of excellence in theological education to prepare today’s leaders to be resilient, resourceful, and responsive to the needs of their communities.”

Dr. Smith commenced the interim Dean of Theology appointment on January 1, 2020, while also teaching in the area of New Testament and Christian Origins as the Clark and Mary Wright Professor of New Testament Theology. Dr. Smith has previously served as Huron’s Acting Dean of Theology for two semesters in 2018 and 2019.

“I am delighted to appoint Dan Smith to this role, and I would like to thank him for his dedication and leadership as interim Dean through these difficult months,” Huron President Dr. Barry Craig said. “I know that he has the confidence of the Huron community and I believe that he will be an integral part of Huron’s growing success going forward.”

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Dan Smith.