By Candace McDuffie via https://www.theroot.com/
It took 207 years for the school to reach this milestone.
On January 1, renowned ethnographer Marla Frederick will become the dean of Harvard Divinity School. The announcement was made by President Claudine Gay. David Holland, the John A. Bartlett Professor of New England Church History, will be the school’s interim dean until Frederick starts.
From 2003 to 2019, Frederick worked as an assistant professor in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard. During that time, she was also a vital voice on the Committee on the Study of Religion. In addition, Frederick served as a director of graduate studies and chair of the admissions committee for the Department of African and African…