Scott Bader-Saye appointed Academic Dean

Date: 
Apr 25

Dean and President elect Cynthia Briggs Kittredge announced on Monday, April 22, her appointment of Dr. Scott Bader-Saye to academic dean beginning June 1, 2013, at Seminary of the Southwest.

"A fine teacher and thoughtful scholar, Scott has shown himself to be a wise, fair, and skilled leader in the faculty and the wider community," said Kittredge. "I am very excited that Scott has agreed to serve in this role in our common life, and I look forward to working together in the days to come."

Dr. Bader-Saye holds the Helen and Everett H. Jones Chair of Christian Ethics and Moral Theology. He  joined the seminary faculty as professor in 2009, after teaching undergraduates and graduate students for twelve years at the University of Scranton in Scranton, PA. He holds degrees from Davidson College (AB), Yale Divinity School (MDiv), and Duke University (PhD). His primary teaching interests include economy, ecology, political theology, virtue ethics, and interfaith dialogue. He will continue to teach the core ethics courses at Southwest while serving as academic dean.

Dr. Bader-Saye has authored two books, Following Jesus in a Culture of Fear and Church and Israel After Christendom, and he has contributed to The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics and The Cambridge Companion to the Gospels.

Scott and his wife Demery Bader-Saye have three boys. They attend St. Julian of Norwich Episcopal Church in northwest Austin where Scott serves as theologian in residence.

The Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge will take office as dean and president upon the retirement of Douglas Travis on May 31, 2013.