Emory Report
June 23, 2008
Volume 60, Number 33



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June 23, 2008

Teresa Fry Brown, associate professor of homiletics at Candler School of Theology, has been named director of the school’s Black Church Studies Program.

Candler made the appointment as part of its effort to educate faithful leaders for the church and its ministries in the world.

Fry Brown’s research interests include homiletics (preaching) with an emphasis in African American and womanist styles, and African American spiritual values.

Mark Engsberg has been appointed director of library services and assistant professor of law, beginning in August.

Engsberg has been at Yale University for eight years, where he is currently head of reference.
He has also served as editor of the International Journal of Legal Information for the past several years.

Susan Grant, chief nursing officer for Emory Healthcare, has accepted the appointment of interim dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, beginning July 1.

She will handle day-to-day activities for the nursing school.

Grant and Jim Curran, dean of the Rollins School of Public Health, will lead the search committee for the next School of Nursing dean.

Dallis Howard-Crow was named chief human resources officer for Emory Healthcare.

She comes from Methodist Medical Center of Illinois in Peoria, where she was senior vice president.

“[Howard-Crow] will have the opportunity to provide strategic leadership across all levels of this organization including recruitment and retention, HR policy administration, employee relations, organizational development and internal communication,” said John T. Fox, Emory Healthcare president and CEO.

John J. Stuhr has been appointed chair of the department of philosophy.

Stuhr will join the University this fall also as Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and American Studies.

He is currently W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and American Studies at Vanderbilt University.