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New Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Champions Scholarship

Tenured Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Rev. Dr. Eugen Pentiuc, ThD, PhD, has been appointed Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for both Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. As Associate Dean, Fr. Pentiuc will report to the academic deans of each school and be responsible for coordinating academic assessment, course offerings, and student advisement for the whole institution. 

According to HCHC President Nicholas C. Triantafilou, "This appointment will ensure that HCHC has the ability to meet the ever evolving and increasingly complex demands of higher education. Student learning outcome assessment is fundamental to higher education today, and paramount to the success of HCHC’s academic programs and educational effectiveness. HCHC is also committed to becoming more responsive to students’ needs in their educational programs and advisement. Fr. Pentiuc brings the highest level of commitment to helping HCHC excel in these areas."

Fr. Pentiuc is a respected professor and scholar, authoring six books and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. His most recent The Old Testament in Eastern Orthodox Tradition was published by Oxford University press earlier this year. This summer, he presented at the esteemed Annual International Meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association of America (CBA) at Providence College, attended by biblical scholars from the USA, Canada, Europe, and Jerusalem. He is working on the book of Hosea for the multidisciplinary digital bible project entitled The Bible in Its Traditions.

At the CBA meeting, Fr. Pentiuc spoke on the topic “Love and Abstinence.” Having spent the summers of 2010 and 2013 in the library of École Biblique in Jerusalem, Pentiuc plans to complete his work by the early summer of 2015. He recently signed another contract with Oxford University Press for a book tentatively entitled Hearing and Seeing the Scripture: The Liturgical Exegesis of the Old Testament in Orthodox Tradition.