Dr. Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook Appointed Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
In October, the faculty and trustees of Claremont School of Theology announced the appointment of Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, Ed.D, Ph.D, as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty for Claremont School of Theology. Kujawa-Holbrook is a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, as well as an educator, historian of religion, and practical theologian. She currently serves as professor of practical theology and religious education at Claremont School of Theology. She is also professor of Anglican Studies at Bloy House, the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont. CST’s president, Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Kuan said, “We are fortunate to have someone of Dr. Kujawa-Holbrook’s caliber to lead the academic affairs of our institution. She brings a significant amount of expertise and experience to her new position.”
Before moving to Southern California in 2009, Kujawa-Holbrook served the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as Academic Dean and as the Suzanne Radley Hiatt Professor of Feminist Pastoral Theology & Church History. In addition to more than thirty years of experience as an educator, administrator, trainer, and workshop, conference and retreat leader, she is the author of thirteen books and numerous articles and reviews.
Prior to her academic career, Kujawa-Holbrook worked for the Episcopal Church, worldwide, in education and ministries with young people. She is on the boards of the Journal of Interreligious Dialogue (JIRD), the Kaleidoscope Institute (KI), and Religious Freedom USA, and serves as the book review editor of Anglican and Episcopal History. From 2010 to 2011, Kujawa-Holbrook served as a fellow in the Christian Leadership Initiative sponsored by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Shalom Hartman Institute, Jerusalem, Israel. Her interreligious works include, Pilgrimage – The Sacred Art: Journey to the Center of the Heart, SkyLight Paths (2013). She is the editor and co-author of For One Great Peace. An Interfaith Study Guide. Abrahamic Faiths Peacemaking Initiative (2012); and editor and co-author of Interfaith Peacemaking Curriculum: Abrahamic Faiths Initiative (2012). Her latest book, God Beyond Borders: Interreligious Learning Among Congregations (2014), is the first in the New Horizons In Religious Education Series sponsored by the Religious Education Association (REA).
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