Westar Institute

Institutional Affiliation
Charter Member

Andrew D. Scrimgeour

Institutional Affiliation

Dean of Libraries Emeritus

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, Archivist Emeritus of the Society of Biblical Literature, and the founding archivist of the American Academy of Religion. With David Herrstrom, he is the author and editor of The Prophetic Quest: The Stained Glass Windows of Jacob Landau (2021). He has edited two books of Robert Funk, the founder of Westar: Just Call Me Bob: The Wit and Wisdom of Robert W. Funk (2007) and Evaluating the Legacy of Robert W. Funk: Reforming the Scholarly Model (2018). He is working on a biography of Robert Funk.

Academic Appointments

• Dean of Libraries, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 2000—2014
• 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, 1980-2018
• Founding archivist of the American Academy of Religion, 1980-2000
• Member of the Board of Directors, 2000- 2018; Vice Chair, 2009-2012
• Westar Board Director Emeritus 2018 -