Nancy Lynne Westfield has been named Director of the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion at Wabash College. Westfield will succeed Nadine Pence, who held the position since 2007.
Westfield has held a leadership role in Wabash Center programs over the last 16 years, currently is a consultant for teaching and learning in higher education, director of an Early Career Workshop, and a member of the Digital Media Committee.
Westfield writes for the Wabash Center Blog and is a contributor to the Huffington Post on teaching, religion, and politics.
“The Wabash Center has a national reputation for excellence in its engagement of faculty in the fields of theology and religion, and Dr. Westfield’s experience as a theologian, scholar, and a leader of Wabash Center programs made her an ideal fit for the position,” said Wabash College President Gregory Hess.
Westfield earned her Ph.D. in Religious Education and Womanist Studies from the Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio. She holds a master’s degree in Theological Studies with an emphasis in African American Spirituality from Drew Theological School, and also earned a master of arts degree in Christian Education from the Scarritt Graduate School in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a bachelor of science degree in agriculture from Murray State University.