Dr. John D. Poling, chair of the Philosophy Department, has been appointed a Senior Research Fellow at the Howard and Edna Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. Future projects include final editing for publication of “Stewards of Mysteries,” a book of sermonic essays by Dr. Paul L. Holmer, former Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale Divinity School.

Dr. Poling is retiring this spring after more than 23 years of teaching, including 18 years at Saint Mary’s, five years at St. Olaf College, and six months at the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico, a Christian Brothers institution where he began his teaching career.