Graduate Theological Union

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Dorsey Odell Blake

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Associate Professor of Spirituality and Prophetic Justice

At GTU since 2005

D. Min., United Theological Seminary (Dayton, OH), 1996
M.Div and M. A., Pacific School of Religion, 1971

Phone: 510/549-4710
E-mail: dblake@sksm.edu

James A. Noel

James A. NoelSan Francisco Theological Seminary
H. Eugene Farlough, Jr. California Professor of African American Christianity
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1988

Ph.D. Graduate Theological Union
M.Div. San Francisco Theological Seminary
B.A. University of California at Berkeley

Accreditation and Educational Effectiveness

Accreditation

The Graduate Theological Union is accredited by:

Western Associate of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Accreditation Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

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Phone: 510/748-9001
Fax: 510/748-9797
Website: www.wascsenior.org

A Love of Writing and Learning

Reacting to her recognition as the Graduate Theological Union’s 2011 Alumna of the Year, Barbara Green, O.P., (M.A. ’76, Ph.D. ’80) said, “I wonder how I received this great honor. Some of my colleagues at GTU who are influential in such decisions were nice to put my name forward.” Green has been teaching as Professor of Biblical Studies at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology for twenty years.

GTU Alumnus Gregory E. Sterling named Dean of Yale Divinity School

Yale University announced the appointment of Gregory E. Sterling, currently Dean of the Graduate School of the University of Notre Dame, as Dean of the Divinity School. Sterling earned his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies with a specialization in the New Testament from the Graduate Theological Union in 1990.

Alumna Laurie Zoloth elected Vice President of AAR

Laurie Zoloth (Ph.D. '93) is Professor of Medical Humanities & Bioethics and Religion and Director of the Center for Bioethics, Science, and Society at Northwestern University and GTU's Alumna of the Year for 2005.

Belser brings interdisciplary scholarship to Harvard

Julia Watts BelserRabbi Julia Watts Belser (Ph.D. ‘08) will be Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and Jewish Ethics at Harvard Divinity School’s Women’s Studies in Religion Program for 2011-12.

Belser, who is Assistant Professor of Judaism at Missouri State University, strives to teach classic Jewish texts in ways that speak to contemporary longings.

GTU Alumna at the helm of new Keshet Bay Area office

Sasha Goldberg (M.A. Judaism '09) heads the new Bay Area office of Keshet, a Jewish LGBT group. Prior to her new position, she was associate director at Nehirim which runs retreats for LGBT Jews. Goldberg is also a consultant on LGBT issues.

Documentary Captures Alumna's Journey of Faith and Love

Raw FaithRaw Faith, a surprisingly intimate and revealing documentary featuring an original song by Sheryl Crow, follows two years in the private life of Marilyn Sewell, an outspoken and socially progressive Unitarian minister who has re-energized her Portland community. Sewell graduated 1991 with a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union.

Alumnus Named Next President of Holy Cross

Philip BoroughsThe College of the Holy Cross (Worchester, Mass.) has selected Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., as the College’s 32nd president beginning January 2012. He graduated in 1989 with a Ph.D. in Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union. His doctoral dissertation was on John Woolman (1720-1772), the itinerant Quaker preacher in Colonial America, who advocated against slavery and whose journal is considered a spiritual classic. Fr. Boroughs also holds a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley.

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