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

Jim Smucker, PhD, EMU graduate dean Jim Smucker, PhD
Graduate Dean
Jim Smucker is the first full-time dean of graduate studies at EMU. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Goshen College in 1984 and holds a PhD in management, with a focus on effectiveness in leadership and organizational change. He has extensive business experience as president of the Bird-In-Hand Corporation, employing 450 in the Lancaster area of Pennsylvania. Learn more
Graduate Programs

Michael King, Seminary VP and DeanMichael A. King, PhD
Seminary Vice President and Dean
Michael King is a long-time writer, editor, publisher and pastor from Telford, Pa., and also the seminary vice president and dean. He provides leadership and oversight to all 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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