Serene Jones

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Serene Jones is the president of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. She was formerly the Titus Street Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School, chair of the Gender, Woman, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University .


After graduating with a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma, Jones earned a M.Div. from Yale Divinity School in 1985 and a Ph.D. in theology from Yale University in 1991. She is an ordained minister in both the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ. She taught at Yale University for 17 years. On July 1, 2008, Jones succeeded Joseph Hough as President of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York.[1]


Jones has published 37 articles and book chapters since 1991.[2]

Her books include Feminist Theory and Theology: Cartographies of Grace (2000) and Calvin and the Rhetoric of Piety (1995). She has also co-edited several volumes, including Feminist and Womanist Essays in Reformed Dogmatics (2006), Constructive Theology: A Contemporary Engagement with Classical Themes (2005), Liberating Eschatology: Essays in Honor of Letty Russell (1999), and Setting the Table: Women in Theological Conversation (1995).


  1. ^ Banerjee, Neela (February 26, 2008). "Union Theological Gets New President". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 
  2. ^ "Union Theological Seminary Appoints First Woman President in Its 172-year History". Union Theological Seminary. February 26, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-26. 

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