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Union Announces New Homiletics Professor

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Union Theological Seminary proudly announces the appointment of Rev. Timothy L. Adkins-Jones to the faculty as Assistant Professor of Homiletics, effective July 1.

Adkins-Jones, a native of Richmond, Va., holds a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College, and an M.Div. from Boston University School of Theology. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Practical Theology with a Homiletics concentration at Boston University. Adkins-Jones has previously taught courses in homiletics and polity at Union and Yale Divinity School.

“I am thrilled with the appointment of Timothy Adkins-Jones to the Union faculty. His teaching, scholarship, and community work embody the best of Union’s commitments. We are honored to welcome him to the community!” said Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President.

“We are so excited to have Rev. Adkins-Jones come to Union bringing his dynamism, along with his professional and academic experience. Homiletics has a long and storied tradition here and I am confident he will add greatly to it! He will be a wonderful mentor to students and a wonderful colleague in the Union community.” said The Rev. Pamela Cooper-White, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean.

A preacher-scholar committed to community activism and Christian service, Adkins-Jones is currently the pastor of the historic Bethany Baptist Church in Newark, N.J. His community work includes serving on the Board of Trustees for the New Jersey Institute of Social Justice, and previously having served on the leadership team for the New Jersey Black Multi-Faith Alliance and the Clergy Caucus for Faith in New Jersey, a non-partisan, multi-faith organization seeking social and economic change through policy and relationships.