Westminster Religion Professor Elected to Steering Committee

Friday, January 28, 2011

Dr. Beverly Cushman, Westminster College associate professor of religion and Christian education, was elected to a Society for Biblical Literature steering committee during a November conference in Atlanta.

Her steering committee will focus on "Teaching Biblical Literature in an Undergraduate Liberal Arts Context."  The Society of Biblical Literature's annual meeting is the largest gathering of biblical scholars in the world.

Cushman, who has been with Westminster since 2004, earned an undergraduate degree from Stetson University and two masters' and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. She can be reached at cushmabw@westmintser.edu or (724) 946-7127.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top tier liberal arts college, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 373 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

Dr. Beverly Cushman