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Wake Forest University School of Divinity announces new director of admissions


June 22, 2009

Craig D. Atwood has been named as director of admissions for the Wake Forest University School of Divinity, effective July 1. 

“We are pleased that Dr. Atwood has joined our full-time staff,” said Bill Leonard, dean of the School of Divinity.  “He knows us well, is an outstanding scholar, and has a background in admissions in theological studies.  He is a valuable addition to the divinity school staff.”

Atwood is currently Comenius Professor of Moravian Studies and director of public theology programs at the School of Divinity, a position he has held for the past three years.  He will continue to teach one course each semester as Comenius Adjunct Professor of Moravian Studies.

Atwood has served as theologian in residence at Home Moravian Church in Winston-Salem since 2002.  Previously, he was the assistant dean at Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, Pa., where he was responsible for admissions, recruitment, academic advising, alumni relations and student life.  He has published widely in the field of Moravian history and historical theology, and is the current editor of the Handbook of American Denominations.

Atwood earned a doctorate in historical theology from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1995, a Master of Divinity from Moravian Theological Seminary in 1987 and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1983.

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