The GTU is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Debra J. Mumford (PhD, ‘07) has been selected as the GTU’s 2019 Alumna of the Year. Dr. Mumford is the Frank H. Caldwell Professor of Homiletics at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where she has taught since 2007.
CJS alumna Merissa Nathan Gerson (MA, ’13) is the driving force behind a campaign that encourages Jewish communities to oppose sexual violence and declare that “Consent is a Jewish value.” As part of the “Ken Means Yes” campaign, Jewish communites are encouraged to incorporate a brief reading of a Talmud-based script into services on Yom Kippur.
The GTU is actively engaged in a search for the school’s next president and will continue to accept applications from interested candidates through March 1, 2018. We are seeking an innovative and collaborative leader whose compelling vision can inspire and unite this dynamic interreligious institution. The presidential search committee is encouraging the entire GTU community to invite qualified candidates to apply for this position.
Dr. Soo-Young Kwon (PhD, 2003) has been appointed Dean of the College of Theology and the United Graduate School of Theology of Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Kwon, who earned his doctorate in religion and psychology from the GTU in 2003, will begin his new position on February 1, 2018.
The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies (CJS) at the Graduate Theological Union is pleased to welcome Dr. Deena Aranoff as the Center’s new director. Dr. Aranoff, who has worked with CJS and served on the GTU faculty since 2006, takes over the role from Dr. Naomi Seidman, who served as CJS director for the previous 16 years. Dr. Seidman will...