Dean Greg Sterling to be New Dean of Yale Divinity School

Please join me in congratulating Greg Sterling as the new dean of the Yale Divinity School, one of the most prestigious in the world.  Greg has been at Notre Dame since 1989 and before becoming the inaugural dean of the Graduate School in 2008, he served as the associate dean, senior associate dean and then executive associate dean of the university’s College of Arts and Letters. As a professor of theology, he has focused his studies on the preservation of Jewish and Christian identity within a Greco-Roman context.  Like his father before him, he is a minister in the Churches of Christ, a denomination of about 1.6 million.  For 16 of his years at Notre Dame, until 2009, he served as a part-time minister for the Warsaw Church of Christ in Warsaw, IN.

Sterling earned a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies/New Testament from the Graduate Theological Union; an M.A. in Classics from the University of California, Davis; an M.A. in Religion from Pepperdine University; a B.A. in Christianity and History from Houston Baptist University; and an A.A. in Biblical Studies from Florida College.  He also did post-baccalaureate work in Classics at the University of Houston.

Under Dean Sterling, the Graduate School at Notre Dame has dramatically increased its enrollment and diversity, and established a career development office.     

Greg will assume this new position on August 1st and he assures me that he will be working right up to the day of his departure at the end of July.  Like so many that move on from Notre Dame, Greg will always be a member of the Notre Dame family and he will carry with him the spirit of Notre Dame as he takes on this new position in Connecticut.

All my best,


M. Jean Gorman  ’82L,  Senior Philanthropic Adviser

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