[Church Divinity School of the Pacific] Dr. Donn F. Morgan and the Rev. Dr. Linda L. Clader are retiring from Church Divinity School of the Pacific on June 30, the Very Rev. W. Mark Richardson, CDSP dean and president, has announced.
Dr. Donn F. Morgan
Morgan has taught Old Testament at CDSP since 1972 and served as president and dean from 1995–2010. He also taught biblical studies, Christian education, homiletics and other multidisciplinary courses and topics. His tenure at CDSP reflected his belief “that theological education is critically important for the church to do mission and ministry effectively and well.”
Morgan holds an A.B. from Oberlin College, a B.D from Yale Divinity School, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate School. In addition to serving 15 years as CDSP dean and president, he served as acting dean and president from 1987–88, 1989–90, and 1994–95.
The Rev. Dr. Linda L. Clader
Clader has taught homiletics at CDSP since 1991 and served as dean of academic affairs for 10 years. As dean, she successfully managed two accreditation reviews and grew institutional and academic connections with the Graduate Theological Union and its member schools and centers.
She is a Chicago-area native who studied classical languages at Carleton College and Harvard University, where she earned a Ph.D. in Classical Philology. After teaching classical languages at Carleton for 18 years, she received her M.Div. from CDSP in 1988 and was ordained priest in 1989 in the Diocese of Minnesota.