Conversation on Community
Richard Longworth, senior fellow of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an expert on globalization's impact on the Midwest, spoke with WMUK in Kalamazoo leading up to his participation on the September 11 "Albion Tomorrow" panel discussion.
John Woell Appointed as New Associate Provost
Albion College is pleased to announce the appointment of John Woell as the College's associate provost. Woell comes to Albion from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he was assistant dean of the Lloyd International Honors College.
"In our national search, John rose to the top of the list because he is an accomplished scholar and teacher," commented Albion College provost Susan Conner. "It was clear that he is not only the product of a liberal arts education but that he values it deeply. He fully understands the ethos of Albion College."
Prior to Woell's work with UNC Greensboro, he spent eight years at Greensboro College, teaching philosophy and religion, serving as chair of the religion department and directing the George Center for Honors Studies. Woell has also been active with leadership in the National Collegiate Honors Council. A specialist in philosophy of religion and theology, he has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals for religion, philosophy and ethics. Woell is a graduate of Valparaiso University, and holds a master's degree from Vanderbilt University and a doctorate in religion from Claremont Graduate University.
Conner noted that as associate provost, Woell will focus on faculty and curriculum development, assessment and review of programs, student relations and budget oversight. "I am delighted to work with John as we re-frame our outreach to prospective students and strengthen our faculty-student research and creative activities," said Conner. "These activities continue to tell the story of Albion's excellence."