Westar Institute

Institutional Affiliation
Charter Member

Andrew D. Scrimgeour

Institutional Affiliation

Dean of Libraries

Drew University, Madison, New Jersey


Ph.D., Drexel University MLS, Rutgers University M.Th., Princeton Theological Seminary M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary


Andrew D. Scrimgeour is the past Chair of the Westar Board of Directors, the archivist of the Society of Biblical Literature, and the founding archivist of the American Academy of Religion. He earned a Ph.D. from Drexel University; his dissertation was titled “Mapping the Intellectual Geography of Biblical Studies: A Cocitation Study in the Humanities.” He also holds a M.Div. and M.Th. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a MLS from Rutgers University. He has published numerous articles in biblical studies, religious research methods, and bibliometrics, and is working on a biography of Westar Founder https://westarinstitute.org/membership/westar-fellows/fellows-directory/robert-w-funk/.

Awards & Honors
Academic Appointments

• Dean of Libraries, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 2000—present• Dean of Libraries, Regis University, Denver, Colorado, 1984-2000• Director, The Ira J. Taylor Library. Associate Professor of Theological Bibliography and Research 1980-84• Director, Library Development Program. Boston Theological Institute, Harvard Divinity School, 1976-80

Professional Service

• Archivist of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1980-present• Founding archivist of the American Academy of Religion, 1980-present• VALE (Consortium of the academic libraries of New Jersey). Member of the Board of Directors, 2000- ; Vice Chair, 2006- .