By Ken Camp
New Testament scholar Todd Still has been named dean of Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, effective June 1.
Still, 49, will become the fifth dean of the Waco, Texas, seminary, where he has served on the faculty since 2003. He succeeds David Garland, who stepped down from the dean’s post last June when he became Baylor’s interim provost. Garland plans to return to Truett as professor of Christian Scriptures when the university’s new provost, Edwin Trevathan, takes office this summer.
Baylor President Ken Starr announced Still’s appointment after a six-month national search for a seminary dean.
Still earned his undergraduate degree in Greek and sociology from Baylor in 1988. He earned a master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and a Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.
Before joining the Truett faculty, he taught at Dallas Baptist University from 1995 to 2000 and at Gardner-Webb University’s School of Divinity in Boiling Springs, N.C., from 2000 to 2003.
— With reporting by Lori Fogleman of Baylor University