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Brickman Center 115

AA, Bryn Athyn College
BS, Auburn University

Prior to serving as CFO, Dan was the Treasurer and Chief Administrative Officer for the Academy of the New Church for 13 years and worked for Arthur Andersen, an international accounting firm, for 19 years. Dan is a CPA.

Pendleton Hall 112

BA, Bryn Athyn College
MA, Temple University
PhD, Temple University

Dr. Bedford enjoys drawing his students into the tension between what we observe and how we understand those observations. The study of chemistry demands attention to observed fact, while also constructing meaning from those facts so that we can understand phenomena well enough to predict outcomes in unfamiliar settings. Theory and observation create tension because the two constantly challenge each other. Dr. Bedford’s research interests include exploring the tension between science and religion. He is also involved with the development, implementation, and assessment of the Core Program at Bryn Athyn College.

Brickman Center

Doering Center 204

BA, Bryn Athyn College
PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Closterman teaches ancient history, biblical Greek, and material culture studies. Her research focuses on the funerary practices, religion, and social history of ancient Greece. In her teaching, she explores what archaeology as well as textual evidence reveals about the ancient world. Dr. Closterman has led groups of Bryn Athyn students and faculty on summer tours of Greece and Italy.

Pendleton Hall 2

BS, Bryn Athyn College
MDiv, Bryn Athyn College

After more than 20 years as a pastor, Rev. Cole came to college teaching in 1999. His research interests lie in cognitive science and the philosophy of symbolic forms.

Pendleton Hall 129

BA, Bryn Athyn College
MDiv, Bryn Athyn College
BTh (Hons), University of South Africa
MTh, University of South Africa
DTh, University of South Africa

Rev. Dr. Dibb came to Bryn Athyn College in 2002 after serving as a pastor in Johannesburg, South Africa. He teaches religion and Christian church history, with a special interest in seeing the doctrines of the New Church in the context of those of the Christian church. In addition to teaching in the College, Rev. Dibb also serves as Dean of the Bryn Athyn College Theological School and teaches a number of graduate courses.

Pendleton Hall 102

BA, Washington College
MA, University of Pittsburgh
PhD, Temple University
MDiv, Bryn Athyn College

Rev. Dr. Glenn specializes in rhetoric and composition, late medieval and early modern literature, theology, and Biblical studies. He is particularly interested in the intangible reaches of language—the spirit within words that affects us as readers, as writers, and as students of Scripture.

Pitcairn Hall, lower level

BA, Bryn Athyn College

Pitcairn Hall

AA, Bryn Athyn College
BS, University of Maryland

Brickman Center 121

M.Ed, Tennessee State University

Pendleton Hall

Matthew Kennedy has been working in college athletics for the past thirteen years as both a coach and an administrator. Kennedy came to Bryn Athyn with experience working at both Neumann University of Aston, PA and Quinnipiac University of Hamden, CT. As the Assistant Athletic Director at Neumann University, Kennedy aided the Department of Athletics through major projects and initiatives. In the fall of 2009, Neumann opened the doors to their $29 million athletic center and turf field, a project that Kennedy worked on from its inception. Kennedy supported a re-branding and logo creation initiative as the College was transitioning to university status. This was the first official logo of the Neumann University Athletic Department.

Brickman Center
(267) 502-6073

Ed.D. Widener University, M.S. Philadelphia University, B.A. LaSalle University

Swedenborg Library 205

BA, University of Michigan
MA, University of Michigan

Carroll Odhner serves as Director of the Swedenborg Library at Bryn Athyn College. She is responsible for all library operations—budgeting, staffing, and services. She represents the library on campus and with other academic institutions, professional organizations, and the scholarly world, and is also responsible for reference services and maintaining library systems.

Pendleton Hall 109

BSW, West Chester University
MSW, Temple University

Doering Center 107

MBA, Temple University
AB in HR Administration, Muhlenberg College

Renee L. Rosenfeld was most recently Director of Benefits and Staff Compensation for the national law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP and spent the prior 16 years with Holy Family University, most recently as AVP for HR.  She has also served as an adjunct in Holy Family's HR Graduate Program. Renee's broad-based HR experience includes comp/benefits, recruitment, training, employee relations and wellness, and she enjoys mentoring new HR professionals.


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