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Boyd, Steven profile smlLecturer in Management

- MBA University of Bridgeport
- B.A. Excelsior College


Steven Boyd is Dean of Enrollment Management & Student Life at UTS. For the past two decades he has specialized in strategic marketing and student recruitment in higher education, both in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Boyd served as Director of International Admissions at the University of Bridgeport and Executive Director of Graduate and International Admissions at the University of New Haven. His work has taken him to 60 countries throughout the world.

ronald brown profile smlAdjunct Associate Professor of World Religions

- Ph.D. International Relations, University of Geneva, Switzerland
- M.T.S. World Religions, Harvard University Divinity School
- M.A. Modern History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
- B.A. Modern History, Gannon University, Erie, Pa.

Dr. Brown has lived for extended periods of time in various countries of the world and experienced most world religions first hand. He spent five years in Jerusalem, seven in Geneva, Switzerland, five in Boston, a year each in Budapest, Prague, Paris, Moscow and Mexico City, periods of several months in China, Indonesia, Senegal, Cameroon, Peru, Egypt and Haiti, and the past 24 years in New York City, where he presently resides.

Charles Chesnavage profile smlAdjunct Assistant Professor of Religious Education

- PhD: Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education
- Post-Master’s in Scripture: St. Joseph’s Seminary
- Master of Divinity with Word and Worship Specialization: Catholic Theological Union
- Bachelor of Science in Special Education: Coppin State University
- Associate of Arts in Special Education: Dundalk Community College

Dr. Chesnavage is a member of the Religious Education Association (REA). He joined the faculty of UTS in the Spring of 2017. Dr. Charles S. Chesnavage graduated from the Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education, May 2016. His dissertation research was on interreligious prayer entitled, “Principles from Inculturation As A Key to Interreligious Prayer: Being Religiously Revelatory and Educative in a Diverse World.” 

driss kone profile smlAdjunct Assistant Professor of Ministry

- D.Min., Unification Theological Seminary
- M. Th., SunHak  Universal Peace Graduate  University (formerly Cheongshim Seminary)


Dr. Mari Curry has served in some form of ministry for over 15 years at various levels from local church as a ministry leader and later as a pastor, to the National Level as the vice President of the Unification Church.

David Jacob prfl sml 2019Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ministerial Studies and Homiletics

- Ph.D. Liturgics and Homiletics, Drew University, Madison, NJ
- M.Div. Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia
- B.S. Biology, University of Kerala, India.

The Rev. Dr. Jacob David is St. David's, Cranbury Priest Associate. He and his wife, Shanta, moved to Dayton, NJ after retiring from the Diocese of Newark in 2011. They became members of St. David's Episcopal Church in 2012. Before joining St. David's, he held the position of Rector of Episcopal church of St. Paul's and Resurrection, Wood-Ridge, NJ for 28 years.

tyler hendricks profile smlProfessor Emeritus of Church History

- Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
- M.A., Vanderbilt University
- Dipl. R.E., Unification Theological Seminary


Dr. Tyler Hendricks is a man of the church, deeply involved in ministry for over 30 years as a leader and innovator. He served as President of the Unification Church in America and as a pastor in New Jersey, Manhattan and Boston. In the mid 90s he developed and led the True Family Values Ministry, a nationwide ecumenical ministry to raise the church’s awareness of family issues.

frank kaufmann profile smlAdjunct Assistant Professor of Interfaith Ministry

- Ph.D. Religion, Vanderbilt University

Dr. Frank Kaufmann is widely published and a known speaker on matters explaining religious dimensions of contemporary affairs, and ways for effective mediation and reconciliation. His work for peace includes consultations with governments, and efforts in over 65 countries with successes in conflict ridden and violent environments. Dr. Kaufmann teaches at New York area Universities and Seminaries, and maintains a vigorous public speaking schedule on issues related to peace, conflict resolution, and spiritual development. 

driss kone profile smlDirector of the Doctor of Ministry Program

Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution & Ministry

- D.Min., Unification Theological Seminary
- MDY., Norwich University
- MDiv., Unification Theological Seminary
- B.A., Cocody University Ivory Coast


He obtained his bachelor of arts in education in the Ivory Coast in 2007. He worked there as a teacher before moving to America later that year. Dr. Kone earned a Master of divinity at the Unification Theological Seminary (UTS) in 2012, and a master in conflict management and negotiation at Norwich University in 2014. 

driss kone profile smlAdjunct Professor

- Columbia University School of Law J.D., May 1992
- Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, all years 1989-92
- Columbia Law Review: Editorial Staff 1990-91, Senior Editor 1991-92 Note, Redefining Actionable "Subsidies" under U.S. Countervailing Duty Law, 91 Colum. L. Rev. 1495 (1991)
- University of Wisconsin, Madison B.S., Chemistry, May 1974. Graduated with distinction


Prof. William D. Lay is an attorney and Former Director of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Bridgeport, where he also served as Chair of the Criminal Justice and Human Security program, and as President of the Faculty Council. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School, were he was senior editor of the Columbia Law Review and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (all semesters). He clerked for Judge Joseph W. Bellacosa of the New York Court of Appeals, and practiced law for twelve years at the Fried Frank and Skadden Arps firms in New York City, before opening his own law office in 2005.

michael mickler profile smlVice President

Professor of Church History


- Ph.D. Graduate Theological Union
- M.A. Graduate Theological Union
- Dipl. R.E. Unification Theological Seminary


Dr. Michael Mickler is a church historian whose teaching and research interests include the history of Christianity, the American religious experience, the Unification movement, and interreligious peace-building. He sees his task as one of balancing faith with scholarly objectivity, cross-disciplinary perspectives, and a commitment to dialogue with representatives of diverse Christian traditions and world faiths.

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