Emory Report
April 28, 2008
Volume 60, Number 29


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April 28, 2008

Victoria Armour-Hileman has been named associate dean of religious life and chaplain.

Armour-Hileman, who begins her new position Aug. 1, is graduating from Hebrew Union College’s Jewish Institute of Religion in May, when she will receive her rabbinic ordination.

She served on the Board of Rabbis of Southern California and has served congregations in Mammoth Lakes and Yuba City/Marysville, Calif. and White Plains, N.Y.

Anne Burkholder has been appointed to the newly created position of associate dean of Methodist studies at Candler School of Theology.

Burkholder will coordinate curricular and non-curricular programming for students seeking ordination into the United Methodist Church and all other Wesleyan denominations. She will also oversee the United Methodist Course of Study and will manage the relationships between Candler and the conferences of the United Methodist Church.

She has taught at Duke Divinity School and the United Methodist Women’s Schools of Christian Mission.

Eric A. Hoffman has been appointed director of student conduct/assistant dean for campus life.
He is currently the coordinator for campus alcohol programs at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Hoffman will begin his duties at Emory on July 1.

J.B. Kurish, associate professor of finance at the Goizueta Business School, has been appointed associate dean of the Full-time MBA Program.

Kurish, who joined the Goizueta faculty in 2006, has been actively involved in developing the new curriculum for the program.

Prior to coming to Emory, Kurish managed public debt offerings for more than 15 cities and states. He also ran his own company and worked as a public finance investment banker for Credit Suisse First Boston.

Phillip M. Thompson was named executive director of Emory’s Aquinas Center of Theology. Thompson currently serves as director of the Leadership Program in Public Policy at Georgia Tech.

Thompson previously was Patricia A. Hayes Professor of Ethics and Director of the Center for Ethics and Leadership at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.

He was a practicing attorney for nine years.