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Gordon Weil named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Gordon Weil, Ph.D. Bethlehem, Pa., July 2, 2007—Gordon Weil, Ph.D. has been named vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Moravian College. He began his duties on July 2, 2007.

For the past 25 years, Weil has served in several capacities at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, including professor and chair of the Department of Economics, and the position of associate provost.   In these roles, he has lead several key initiatives including the development of a junior faculty mentoring program, helping to found the college’s Center for Global Education, and chairmanship and service on numerous committees aimed at diversity and inclusion.  He has served as a posse mentor and oversees the mentor selection process for the college’s Posse Scholar program.  In addition to his duties as associate provost, he teaches a senior seminar in international relations and a first year seminar entitled Poverty in a Global Context. 

An accomplished scholar and academician, Weil has published widely in his field.  He earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from Tufts University, and a B.A. in economics from Tulane University. Additionally, he was selected to serve as an ACE Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2000-2001.

“Dr. Weil brings outstanding credentials, exceptional talents and an impressive record of scholarship and achievement to Moravian,” said Christopher M. Thomforde, president. “He was chosen as our new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty after a rigorous and highly competitive search process. A committee comprised of trustees, faculty, and administrators led that search effort.  All of us who met and interviewed Gordy were impressed with his professional and personal acumen, energy, collegiality, and clear commitment to the fundamental mission of a liberal arts institution such as ours.”

Weil replaces Curtis A. Keim, Ph.D., who served as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty from 2000 to 2007. Keim has resumed his duties as professor of history and political science at Moravian College, which he has served for over 27 years.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.