Apr. 19—Northwestern announces that Professor of New Testament Studies and Greek, W. Edward Glenny, Th.D., Ph.D., was selected as the first recipient of the J. Edwin Hartill Professorship, the college’s first endowed professorship for full-time professors.
Fully funded by a donor, the J. Edwin Hartill Professorship stimulates scholarship, which in turn enriches the learning experiences of Northwestern students. It is a two-year appointment with a credit load of 50 percent teaching and 50 percent research. Glenny was selected in part for his excellence in teaching, academic research and achievements, commitment to Christ-centered higher education and the recommendations of established scholars and professors in his field.
“Dr. Glenny is a scholar well deserving of this honor,” said Janet Sommers, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. “He successfully fulfills all of the requirements for the endowed professorship, including excellence in teaching, extensive academic research and professional achievements, and strong affirmation from established scholars in his field. Dr. Glenny is a professor well known at Northwestern for his unwavering commitment to Christ-centered higher education.”
“Receiving this endowed professorship is like a dream come true for me,” said Glenny, who recently finished his second doctorate. “I love to study, research, and write. One of my goals now is to continue my scholarly work by writing. This professorship gives me more time to pursue those interests and to work on books and other projects.”
With this opportunity Glenny plans to continue research and writing in the same field as his recently published book, Finding Meaning in the Text: Translation Technique and Theology in the Septuagint of Amos, including commentaries on the Septuagint text of the 12 minor prophets.
“This opportunity should make me a better teacher at Northwestern,” said Glenny. “My students should be better served by my teaching and leave my classes better prepared because of this opportunity.”
The endowed professorship is named for Dr. J. Edwin Hartill ’37 (1909–81), a Northwestern graduate and one of the college’s beloved Bible scholars and professors for many years.