Visiting Professor and Director of Practices of Ministry & Vocational Development
3041 Broadway, CT 41
New York, NY 10027
B.A., University of Iowa, 1984
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary, 2003
S.T.M., Yale University Divinity School, 2005
Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary, 2013
Jane Huber is Visiting Professor and Director of Practices of Ministry & Vocational Development. She works with students and faith leaders as Director of the VISION program, Director of the Trinity Union Fellowship Program, Director of the Women’s Interfaith Residency Program, and consultant to the ENCORE program. She supports students through their field placement and vocational development and teaches courses in Church History, Practical Theology and Spiritual Practice. Dr. Huber is committed to supporting ministry in each phase of its development, and the vocational growth of students and faith leaders as they pursue their goals.
Dr. Huber received her Doctorate in Theology and History from Union Theological Seminary in 2013. She earned her M.Div. from Union in 2003 and was awarded the Hitchcock prize in Church History. She earned an S.T.M. from Yale Divinity School and a certificate in Liturgical Studies from the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale in 2005. She was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 2007, and has worked in churches in Vermont and the New York metropolitan area since 2002.
Dr. Huber’s dissertation considers how communities create ritual and spiritual practices that reflect their understanding of faith and belief. As a SARTS Luce fellow, she collaborated with congregations in Vermont and New York to create a multi- media, community based project, Keeping Time: Sung Gospels and Moving Images. She is also the Associate Producer of Joyful Noise, a documentary about Psalm singing in different faith communities.
This course focuses on Spain from the Middle Ages to the present day, specifically on the "La convivencia" (“Coexistence") period. Students carefully examine what historian Rosa María Menocal called a "golden reign of tolerance", a time when Catholics, Jews, and Muslims lived together for more than four centuries on the Iberian Peninsula. Culture, religion, economics, art and music are explored to better understand this convivencia in Al Andalus, as the Muslims called their Spanish homeland, where a culture of openness and assimilation flourished. Since the term "convivencia" is a problematic one, history guides the work of the course to uncover how real this "golden reign of tolerance" was. Key topics include social fabric and differentiation of toleration within classes; exoticism of architecture as exemplified in the Alhambra; humanism and artistry of the time. Finally, we look at modern Spain for traces of this past of toleration despite the Franco dictatorship and continued political fractures.
Co-taught with Daisy Machado.
This course explores the life and work of Hildegard of Bingen, the 12th century Abbess and prolific author. Students read Hildegard’s “Scivias” to study how she developed her comprehensive Christian spirituality. Also studied is the illuminations of the “Scivias,” and students prepare a performance of Hildegard’s liturgical drama “Ordo Virtutum.” Readings include additional selections from Hildegard’s theological, scientific, musical, and poetic works and related Medieval source materials.
Clinical pastoral education (CPE) is graduate-level theological and professional education for ministry that normally takes place in a clinical setting. CPE students learn the art and skills of pastoral and spiritual care by providing pastoral and spiritual care to patients, families and staff, and then reflect on their ministry experiences with a certified CPE supervisor and a small group of peers. Students may request to receive academic credits for up to one unit of CPE. The Senior Director of Integrative and Field-Based Education considers applications to substitute a unit of CPE taken on an extended basis through the academic year to fulfill the field education requirement.