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Columbia Professors Appointed to Leadership of Professional Organizations


Decatur, GA—Two Columbia Theological Seminary professors have been named to key leadership positions in academic professional organizations. Charles L. Campbell, Peter Marshall Professor of Homiletics, will become president of the Academy of Homiletics on December 1. Kathleen M. O’Connor, the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament, was recently elected vice president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America. She will automatically assume the office of president at the organization’s annual meeting in 2008. Campbell has taught preaching at Columbia since 1991 and is the author of several books, most recently The Word Before the Powers: An Ethic of Preaching (Westminster John Knox, 2002). He received the Ph.D. degree from Duke University, the S.T.M. from Yale University, and the Doctor of Ministry from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Kathleen O’Connor, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament, is the author of several books and received an award from the Catholic Press Association for her Lamentations and the Tears of the World (Orbis, 2002). O’Connor earned her doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary and her M.A. from Providence College, and has taught at Columbia since 1995. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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