Knox College announces new Academic Dean
Knox College is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Christine Mitchell as Academic Dean and Professor of Hebrew Bible for a five-year term, effective July 1, 2022.
Dr. Mitchell is a senior scholar with extensive experience in Canadian theological education. She joins Knox College following nineteen years of teaching and service at St. Andrew’s College and the University of Saskatchewan. As a scholar of the ancient world, Dr. Mitchell has published in the areas of the Hebrew Bible, ancient cultures, ancient religions, and ancient texts. In addition, Dr. Mitchell has worked in the areas of curriculum planning and educational assessment, directed graduate theological degree programs, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. As a theological educator and a lay member of the United Church of Canada, Dr. Mitchell has worked on the response of the churches to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
As Academic Dean, Dr. Mitchell will direct and oversee the administration of the College’s academic programs and student information services, and she will lead the faculty in academic planning, curriculum development, and educational program assessment.