As Dean of the Faculty & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Sarah B. Drummond’s first priorities are the administrative leadership of the School’s educational programs and the support of the faculty’s teaching, research, and shared governance. Her daily work blends seamlessly with her passions in research and teaching, and she finds tremendous joy in serving Andover Newton’s mission.
Drummond came to Andover Newton in 2005 from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, where she directed a campus ministry center while pursuing a doctorate in educational administration. She had previously served Harvard University as Assistant Dean of Freshmen as well as Chaplain for Religious Education at Memorial Church in Harvard Yard. She maintains a relationship with Memorial Church as an Affiliated Minister and is a member, along with her family, of the Union Church in Waban. She is ordained in the United Church of Christ and holds her ministerial standing in the Massachusetts Conference of the UCC.
Drummond started out at Andover Newton as Director of Field Education and Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership. She became Associate Dean of the Faculty in 2007 and was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 2010. In 2011, she succeeded William R. Herzog II as Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Drummond’s research interests include many aspects of educational program planning and evaluation. She is currently focused on developing workable designs for ministry education that blend classroom- and congregation-based learning. She teaches in and writes about the areas of ministry as a profession, vocational discernment, and ministerial research design. She is a member of the Association of Theological School’s Board of Commissioners and consults regularly with seminaries and other organizations on program design and assessment.
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