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Lorna Milne web photograph
Professor Lorna Milne, MA, PhD, Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques
Vice-Principal (Proctor)

Responsibilities of the Vice-Principal (Proctor) include:  

  • Oversight and Development of the University's Teaching and Learning Strategy
  • Development and Management of internal practices and policies related to Learning and Teaching
  • Student Services
  • Chaplaincy
  • Students' Association

After completing an MA (Honours) in French at the University of St Andrews, Lorna Milne joined HM Diplomatic Service, working in London and East Berlin before returning to academia and a PhD at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research and teaching focus on modern and contemporary French literature, with a particular interest in the French Antilles. Her publications include monographs on the contemporary writers Michel Tournier and Patrick Chamoiseau, and articles and edited volumes on both metropolitan and postcolonial culture and literature. In 2005 she was awarded the rank of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques for her work in French Studies. Prof Milne has held various administrative roles at St Andrews, including Dean of Arts (2006 – 2009).

Tel: 01334 462588
Fax: 01334 462554

Mrs Vanessa Hughes
Personal Assistant to the Vice-Principal (Proctor)

Tel: 01334 462583
Fax: 01334 462554


Principal's Medal for Outstanding Endeavour and Achievement. 


small photoProfessor Kristin De Troyer
Dean of Arts and Divinity

Prof Kristin De Troyer (BA, STB, BA, MA, STL, PhD), Dean of Arts and Humanities

Kristin De Troyer focuses her research and teaching on Jewish Literature of the Second Temple Period, has developed a special interest in the history of the biblical text and has a passion for its eldest Hebrew and Greek (papyri) witnesses.

Kristin De Troyer studied at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (Religious Studies, Philosophy, and Theology) and Leiden University, the Netherlands (PhD in Theology, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament). She started her career as an assistant at the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), then taught at the Catholic Seminary of Breda (the Netherlands) and then moved to the Claremont School of Theology and the Claremont Graduate University (California). Kristin De Troyer took up her post at the University of St Andrews in 2008.

She is the author of Joshua (Papyri Graecae Schøyen, PSchøyen I , ed. Rosario Pintaudi, Papyrologica Florentina, XXXV/Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection, V; Firenze: Gonnelli, 2005); Leviticus (Papyri Graecae Schøyen, PSchøyen II , ed. Rosario Pintaudi, Papyrologica Florentina, XL/Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection, V/II; Firenze : Gonnelli, 2010); Rewriting the Sacred Text: What the Old Greek Texts Tell Us about the Literary Development of the Bible (Atlanta: SBL, 2003), which was translated and revised in a German edition, Die Septuaginta und die Endgestalt des Alten Testaments: Untersuchungen zur Entstehungsgeschichte alttestamentlicher Texte (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2005); Ester (Belichting van een Bijbelboek; ‘s Hertogenbosch: KBS, 2003); The End of the Alpha Text of Esther: Translation and Narrative Technique in MT 8:1-17, LXX 8:1-17, and AT 7:14-41  (Atlanta: SBL, 2000-English; Louvain: Peeters, 1997-Dutch). Together with Beate Ego, Armin Lange and Hermann Lichtenberger, she has co-authored, Minor Prophets (Biblia Qumranica, 3B; Leiden: Brill: 2004).

She also co-edited several volumes including: The Hebrew Bible in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls (FRLANT, 239; Goettingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2012); Prophecy after the Prophets? The Contribution of the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Understanding of Biblical and Extra-Biblical Prophecy (CBET, 52; Louvain: Peeters, 2009); Pre-Maccabean Literature from the Qumran Library and Its Importance for the Study of the Hebrew Bible (DSD 13/3; Leiden: Brill, 2006); Reading the Present in the Qumran Library: The Perception of the Contemporary by Means of Scriptural Interpretation (Symposium Series, 30; Atlanta, GA: SBL, 2005); Truth: Interdisciplinary Dialogues in a Pluralist Age (Studies in Philosophical Theology; Louvain: Peeters, 2003).

Kristin De Troyer is chair of the Program Committee of the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and member of the executive committee of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies. She is the editor of the series Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology (Louvain: Peeters), co-editor of the series De Septuaginta Investigationes (Goettingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht) and a board member of the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament and Journal of Ancient Judaism.

Currently, Kristin De Troyer is working on a book on the Penultimate and Ultimate Text of the Book of Joshua and on her commentaries on MT and LXX Esther (Hermeneia series and LXX series).

Tel:01334 462126
Fax:01334 467432

Dean of ScienceProfessor Al Dearle
Dean of Science

Alan Dearle, BSc, PhD is Dean of the Faculty of Science. He is an experimental Computer Scientist whose primary research interests are in the confluence of programming languages, databases, middleware, distributed systems and operating systems. He is a double graduate of St Andrews University completing a Bachelors degree in 1983 and a PhD on Persistent Programming Environments in 1988 under the supervision of Professor Ron Morrison. After graduating he became a lecturer in Computational Science at St Andrews University. In 1990 he moved to Senior Lecturer position at The University of Adelaide, becoming a reader in Computer Science in 1992. Whilst at Adelaide he continued to work with the St Andrews group on persistent systems in addition to working on persistent distributed shared memory address systems. The lessons learned from this work led to him to create the Grasshopper Persistent Operating System with Professor John Rosenberg of Sydney University in 1992. In 1994 he moved to The University of Stirling to take up a chair in Computing Science and worked on log structured storage and an exo-kernel operating system. In 1999, Prof. Dearle returned to St Andrews to take up a chair in Computer Science. At St Andrews he has worked on reflective middleware, global ubiquitous computing, computation in appropriate geographical locations, P2P systems and most recently languages for sensor nets. Throughout his career he has maintained close links with industry and has been a consultant to Iona Technology, Reuters Research and Standards Group, Enigmatec Corp. and is currently on the technical advisory board of Cloudsoft Corp.  As well as continuing to be an active researcher and committed teacher, he has served in various senior academic roles including Head of Computer Science at both Stirling and St Andrews.

Tel:01334 462127
Fax:01334 467432

Mrs Nicola Milton
Executive Officer to the Proctor


Responsibilities include:

  • Learning & Teaching Policies and Senate Regulations
  • Learning & Teaching Committee (& Business Committee)
  • Academic Monitoring Group
  • Academic Assurance Group
  • Enhancement-Led Institutional Review

Tel: 01334 462131
Fax: 01334 467432

October 2013Ms Lynn Balfour
Administrative Officer

Responsibilities include:

  • Good Academic Practice Policy
  • Academic Misconduct Register
  • Teaching Development Fund
  • Teaching Excellence Awards
  • Learning & Teaching Webpages
  • Proctor’s Office Administration

Tel: 01334 463230
Fax: 01334 467432


‌Mrs Stella Simpson
Personal Assistant to the Dean of Arts and Divinity and to the Dean of Science

Responsibilities include:

Tel: 01334 462159
Fax: 01334 467432



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Scotland, United Kingdom

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