Talbot Names Scott Rae as New Dean of Faculty
Dr. Rae brings extensive leadership, teaching, and research experience into his new role. He is presently chairman of the Department of Philosophy at Talbot and Professor of Christian Ethics. He has chaired the University Personnel Committee and has served on other university and Talbot committees, including the Academic Policies and Personnel committee at Talbot. Dr. Rae helped Talbot secure a major foundation grant from the Kern Foundation in support of a “Whole Life Discipleship Program.” Over the years, he has served as an ethicist for a number of hospitals in southern California. He has written 10 books and published numerous articles in the area of medical ethics and business ethics. Dr. Rae has served in a leadership role for the Evangelical Philosophical Society and recently was elected Vice President of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Dr. Rae earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Ethics from the University of Southern California. His prior background in Biblical studies has served him well in the integrative work that he has done. He earned a Th.M. in Old Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary and then served as an instructor in Old Testament for the International School of Theology (San Bernadino, Calif.) from 1981 to 1985. He began teaching at Talbot School of Theology in 1989 as an Assistant Professor of Bible Exposition and later was instrumental in helping to found the Department of Philosophy. Enthusiastic about this new role, Dr. Rae will formally begin as Dean of Faculty in August. He will oversee and provide leadership to the 71 faculty members of Talbot by working in close conjunction with the department chairs. He will be responsible for the academic curriculum of the institution and matters related to the integration of faith and learning. He will also assist the Dean by serving as a liaison officer between the School of Theology and the university on a variety of new initiatives.