The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones is the 16th president of the historic Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, the first woman to head the 181-year-old nondenominational seminary. Jones came to Union after 17 years at Yale University, where she was the Titus Street Professor of Theology at the Divinity School, and chair of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She was co-principal investigator on the "Women, Religion, and Globalization Grant" for the Henry T. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs at Yale.
Dr. Jones is a prolific and popular scholar in the fields of theology, religion, globalization, and gender studies. Dr. Jones is a regular contributor at Huffington Post. She has published five books, 37 articles and book chapters, and has delivered a long list of professional papers and public lectures. She holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma, Yale Divinity School and Yale University. Jones is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ.