Beth S. Wenger, Moritz and Josephine Berg Professor for the Teaching of Religious Thought, has been named Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in Penn Arts & Sciences. In this role, she will oversee the School’s doctoral programs, which take place in 31 graduate groups and enroll approximately 1,350 students.
“Beth is an eminent historian and educator with a strong record as an academic leader committed to student excellence and well-being,” said Steven J. Fluharty, Dean and Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Professor of Psychology, Pharmacology, and Neuroscience.
Prior to serving in her new role, Wenger was Chair of the Department of History and was Director of the Jewish Studies Program from 2005 to 2013. Among her many Penn affiliations, she is a Resident Senior Fellow in the Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society and Robert A. Fox Leadership Program, and a member of the Faculty Advisory Board of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.