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About President Uriah Kim

Uriah Y. Kim is the Ninth President of the GTU and Professor of Biblical Studies. He earned his PhD in Biblical Studies from the GTU, and also holds an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary, a ThM from Candler School of Theology of Emory University, and a BA in philosophy from New York University. He is the author of Decolonizing Josiah: Toward a Postcolonial Reading of the Deuteronomistic History (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2005) and Identity and Loyalty in the David Story: A Postcolonial Reading (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008), and is co-editor of Handbook of Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics (T&T Clark, 2019). He loves to drive on the scenic roads of California with his wife.

"It is my priority to continue the vital work of building bridges” within the GTU community and beyond, “through the active fostering of philanthropy and strategic partnerships, as well as thoughtful, continued investment in academic innovation and ingenuity.”
--President Uriah Y. Kim

Selected Writings

In GTU Publications

Interim Report on the Progress of GTU 2.0, Internal Email, November 15, 2021

"Mourning Georgia – A Message from Dr. Uriah Kim" GTU News, March 19, 2021

"Dr. Uriah Y. Kim to Serve as Interim President of the Graduate Theological Union" GTU News, February 27, 2020

"The View from the Dean’s Office" in Currents: The News, People & Progress of the Graduate Theological Union, Spring 2017

"Uriah Kim Featured in "American Values, Religious Voices" Campaign" GTU News, January 19, 2017

"GTU Welcomes Dr. Uriah Y. Kim as Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs" GTU News, January 2, 2017

"GTU Announces the Hiring of Dr. Uriah Y. Kim as Dean" GTU News, May 4, 2016

"Alum of the Year: Uriah Kim" in Currents: The News, People & Progress of the Graduate Theological Union, Spring 2014

"Uriah Kim Named Academic Dean at Hartford Seminary" GTU News, September 26, 2012

"Biblical Studies Alumnus Uriah Kim Receives Lilly Research Grant" GTU News, March 30, 2011

"Knowledge and Jeong on Holy Hill" A speech delivered at the GTU Commencement, May 13, 2004

President Dr. Uriah Y. Kim
Graduate Theological Union
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