Wakefield new dean at Campbell Divinity
Campbell University
May 06, 2010

Wakefield new dean at Campbell Divinity

Wakefield new dean at Campbell Divinity
Campbell University
May 06, 2010

Andrew Wakefield, on the

faculty of Campbell University Divinity School since 1997, has been named its

new dean effective July 1, succeeding Michael Cogdill, who is returning to the


Wakefield currently holds

the Lewis Edward and Martha Barnes Tyner Chair of Bible at the Divinity School.

Campbell University President Jerry Wallace announced Wakefield’s appointment.

Photo by Bennett Scarborough

Andrew Wakefield

Wallace said Wakefield,

“brings a sterling academic record, a deep commitment to ministry, and years of

demonstrated excellence within the school itself. Andy is an

extraordinarily talented individual whose range of skills will, no doubt,

propel the school upward from the significant achievements of its first 14


Wakefield is a 1983 graduate

of Wake Forest University. He earned a master of divinity from Southern Baptist

Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University in


His dissertation, “Where to

Live: The Hermeneutical Significance of Paul’s Citations of Scripture in

Galatians 3:10-14,” was published by Brill Academic Publishers and the Society

of Biblical Literature.

“I am deeply humbled to have

been selected as dean,” Wakefield said. “Under Dr. Cogdill’s leadership, this

school has achieved the highest levels of excellence; I look forward to

maintaining the proven values that have led to its success. At the same

time, I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead as we respond to the

rapidly changing landscape of the church and of theological education. My

desire is that we will always continue growing and stretching, so that Campbell

University Divinity School students will always be at the forefront of leading

the church to meet the challenges of a post-modern world.”

Wakefield was born in

Chattanooga, Tenn., but spent his childhood in Southeast Asia as the son of

missionary parents. Most recently he has been serving as coordinator for

Baptist Fellowship of Angier, a mission church focused on ministry with

children and families from economically depressed areas.

Wakefield and his wife,

Olivia, live in Lillington with their two daughters, Natalie and Allison, and

are members of Memorial Baptist Church in Buies Creek.