In December, Northwestern announced 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.
Endowed by a donor at the professorship level of nearly $1.5 million, 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.
“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. 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.
The endowed professorship is named for J.Edwin Hartill ’37 (1909–1981), a Northwestern graduate and one of the college’s beloved Bible scholars and professors for many years. Plans are to grow the fund over time to a chair-level endowment of $2.5 million or more.