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Wendy Griffin Named Cherry Hill Dean

By Chas S. Clifton

Cherry Hill Seminary has named Wendy Griffin of California State University, Long Beach as its new academic dean.

They made a good choice.

I have worked with Wendy for several years on the American Academy of Religion’s Contemporary Pagan Studies steering committee, which she co-chaired from 2005-10.

She and I also worked as co-editors of the Pagan Studies book series when it was at Rowman & Littlefield, before CSULB made her chair of women’s studies and she felt that she had too much on her plate.

She is not only a scholar and mentor, but she knows the “business” of academia—how to get things done. I would not have accepted the position of Pagan Studies co-chair this year had she not agreed to remain “of counsel,” as the lawyers say, and tell me and Jone Salomonsen how to work the system.

Read the original article at: Letter from Hardscrabble Creek

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