George Connell (B.A., Mercer University; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) joined the faculty at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., in 1986. He was appointed dean of the School of Arts and Sciences in 2020, after serving as Division Chair for Humanities from 2010 through 2017.
Prior to his appointment as dean, Connell taught a wide range of courses in Concordia's Philosophy Department, including Philosophy of Religion, Modern Philosophy, Existentialism, Asian Philosophy and Ethics. Throughout his career, his research and publications have focused on the thought of the Danish philosopher and theologian, Søren Kierkegaard. Connell served as President of the SørenKierkegaard Society from 2014-16. His most recent book is Kierkegaard and the Paradox of Religious Diversity (Eerdmans, 2016).
In 2015, Connell received Concordia's Ole and Lucy Flaat Distinguished Scholarship Award.