Anderson University has appointed MaryAnn Hawkins the ninth dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministry. She succeeded Dr. James Lewis, who served as dean until his retirement in June. Hawkins has been on the faculty of the School of Theology and Christian Ministry as professor of intercultural studies for 10 years. She also served as the director of the Doctor of Ministry program at the seminary. Hawkins earned a doctorate in intercultural studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and is an ordained minister in the Church of God. She came to the School of Theology and Christian Ministry from both congregational and academic ministry and missions, including her assignment as the first academic dean at Kima International School of Theology. Hawkins has served on the Anderson University campus as faculty, dean of the chapel, associate dean and director of the Doctor of Ministry program. The Anderson University School of Theology and Christian Ministry is the only seminary of the Church of God.