“Dr. Moreland has served as interim dean for the last eighteen months, working closely with our trustees, administrative staff, departmental chairs and faculty committees, and students to ensure the college is achieving the Rhodes Vision in every way,” says President William E. Troutt.
A professor of religious studies, Moreland has served as chair of the Archaeology Program, director of the Memphis Center, and coordinator of the Institute for Regional Studies at Rhodes. Since arriving at Rhodes in 2003, he has garnered respect among his colleagues on campus and beyond for his student-centered approach to teaching, research, and service. In 2012, he received the college’s Jameson M. Jones Award for Faculty Service.
“I thank Dr. Moreland for his willingness to serve as our academic leader, and our search committee is to be commended for their extraordinary work in providing us with an exceptional pool of candidates,” says President Troutt.
Founded in 1848, Rhodes is a private, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences located in Memphis, Tenn. It aspires to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world.