Congratulations and welcome back to Jim Ginther!
The University of St. Michael’s College (USMC) has just announced the appointment of Dr. James R. Ginther (CMS, PhD 1995) as the Dean of its Faculty of Theology. Dr. Ginther officially takes up his duties August 1, 2015.
After finishing his PhD thesis at CMS in 1995, Jim took the position of Lecturer in Medieval Theology at the University of Leeds, where he was also involved in the Leed’s Center for Medieval Studies and the annual International Medieval Congress. In 2002, he moved to Saint Louis University (Missouri,USA) as Professor of Medieval Theology . He was the Director of the Center for Digital Theology from 2006 to 2013 and remained the Director when it expanded to become a Center for Digital Humanities. He was also Chair of the Department of Theological Studies.
Jim’s research and publications focus on Medieval scholastic theology and intellectual history. He has published in traditional print as well as in digital humanities. In 1998 he began the Electronic Grosseteste, a freely accessible web-site that made the Latin writings of Robert Grosseteste (ca. 1170-1253) available for online searching and reading. He is currently the Director of the Center for Humanities at Saint Louis University and has produced a number of digital projects, including the Virtual Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Electronic Norman Anonymous and the T-PEN application (Transcription for Editorial and Paleographical Notation).
CMS is delighted by your return to TO, Jim!