|Professor Jean Schroedel was named Dean of the School of Politics and Economics and Professor Anselm Min was named Dean of the School of Religion at Claremont Graduate University.
Schroedel (appointment effective May 18) is a professor of Politics and Policy who came to CGU in 1991 and was given full tenure in 1995. She has served in a variety of administrative positions, including chair of the Department of Politics and Policy, Acting Dean of the School of Politics and Economics and the Director of the Applied Women’s Studies Program. Her research and teaching interests encompass a wide range of topics, most of which are linked together by a common thread: To what extent are the concerns of traditionally under-represented groups addressed by the political system within the United States.
“Over the past several years, SPE has been fortunate in that the school’s leaders have all been deeply committed to the mission of educating future scholars and decision-makers and conducting research on some of the most pressing issues of our time,” Schroedel said. “I share my predecessors’ commitment to providing quality graduate education in an intimate environment, which has become our hallmark.
“I believe that SPE is in a strong position. We brought three new faculty members on board in 2008. Our faculty and students are engaged currently in cutting edge research, ranging from neuroeconomics to how gender impact charismatic leadership.
“We also have exciting new initiatives, such as developing models that will allow greater citizen engagement in determining the best ways to provide clean energy to Southern California communities, in the works. And as dean, I am committed to seeing these initiatives through to completion, and look forward to working with the broader SPE community in making SPE an even more vibrant educational environment.”
Min's theological interests are in contemporary constructive theology (trinity, christology), theological method, theologies of liberation, Aquinas, religious pluralism, and Asian theologies. He came to CGU in 1991 as a full professor with tenure. His appointment is effective on July 1.
"I hope to do my very best to meet any new challenges facing the School of Religion with the full participation and cooperation of the faculty, students, and staff of the School,” Min said.
“Anselm and Jean have been veteran faculty members of CGU, and through years of outstanding work, have established themselves as leading scholars in their own fields,” said CGU Provost Yi Feng. “They understand the academic rationale, processes and priorities well. I am looking forward to working closely with them and all other deans in a critical year for CGU where opportunities and challenges coexist and jointly evolve.”
About Claremont Graduate University
Founded in 1925, Claremont Graduate University is one of the top graduate schools in the United States. Our nine academic schools conduct leading-edge research and award masters and doctoral degrees in 22 disciplines. Because the world’s problems are not simple nor easily defined, diverse faculty and students research and study across the traditional discipline boundaries to create new and practical solutions for the major problems plaguing our world. A Southern California based graduate school devoted entirely to graduate research and study, CGU boasts a low student-to-faculty ratio.