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2015-09 Archive

Professor Emerita Phyllis A. Bird Named Inaugural McCarthy Chair in Biblical Studies at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome

Dr. Phyllis A. Bird, Professor Emerita of Old Testament Interpretation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, will inaugurate the newly established McCarthy Chair in Biblical Studies at the Pontifical Biblical Institute (PBI) in Rome, beginning October 2015. The McCarthy Chair has been designated for a woman scholar on a rotating basis as a one-semester teaching and research position. This inaugural chair is believed to be the first chair at PBI to be held by a woman.