Academic Deans

Deirdre Smeltzer, PhD, EMU undergraduate dean Deirdre Smeltzer, PhD
Vice President and Undergraduate Academic Dean
Deirdre Longacher Smeltzer is an alumna of EMU, having majored in mathematics and minored in Bible. She earned an MS and PhD in mathematics from the University of Virginia and returned to EMU in 1998 after four years as assistant professor at a university in Minnesota. Deirdre recently served as the interim director of cross-cultural programs at EMU before assuming the role of dean in 2013. Learn more
Academic Department Chairs | Assistant Undergraduate Dean

Michael King, Seminary VP and DeanMichael A. King, PhD
Vice President for Graduate and Professional Studies and Eastern Mennonite Seminary Dean
Michael King is a long-time writer, editor, publisher and pastor from Telford, Pa., and also the vice president for EMU’s graduate and professional studies and seminary dean. He provides leadership and oversight to all graduate, professional studies and seminary programs and faculty. King earned a BA in Bible and philosophy from EMU in 1976, an MDiv from Palmer Theological Seminary, and a PhD in rhetoric and communications from Temple University. Learn more
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