Building Effectiveness in Ministry and Public Leadership


rev lillian miles profile smlAdjunct Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry

- Doctor of Ministry: United Seminary
- Master of Divinity: New York Theological Seminary

Dr. Miles is a Diplomate with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP), Board Certified Chaplain and Counselor and a Clinical Member of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) She presently serves as treasure of the South Harlem chapter of CPSP. Her ecclesial endorsements are with the National Baptist convention and the City Council of Churches. 

keisuke noda 2 profile smlProfessor of Philosophy

Academic Dean

- Ph.D. New School for Social Research
- M.L.S. Queens College
- M.A. New School for Social Research
- B.E. Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
- Diplomate in Logo-philosophy from Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy

Dr. Keisuke Noda is a philosopher with background in phenomenology and hermeneutics. His research interests lie on the intersection between the abstract/conceptual and the concrete/narratives/imagery. Dr. Noda joined the faculty in 1996 and taught courses in philosophy and ethics including “Social Ethics,” “Ethics and Social Justice in the Age of Globalization,” “Postmodernism,” “Theories of Human Nature.”

Luonne Abram Rouse profile smlAdjunct Assistant Professor of Ministry

- D.Min., Lutheran Theological Seminary
- MDiv., ITC - Gammon Theological Seminary

Luonne Abram Rouse has been described by his peers in the field of pastoral counseling as having the ability to speak readily of the theological implications of individual cases, while paralleling processes within the clinical arena. Rouse utilizes a therapeutic approach, always combining pastoral care and social action. He places particular emphasis toward the elimination of racist attitudes and moving toward racial reconciliation.

William Selig Profile PictureAdjunct Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry

- D.Min., Unification Theological Seminary
- Diploma, R.E., Unification Theological Seminary
- B.A., University of Maryland

Dr. William P. Selig is a board certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) and has worked as a hospice volunteer and hospital chaplain in Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia and California. He serves as a Seonghwa advisor to the FFWPU Blessing Family Ministry.

theodore shimmyo profile smlProfessor Emeritus of Theology

- Ph.D. in Theology, Drew University
- M.Phil. in Theology, Drew University
- Dipl. R.E., Unification Theological Seminary
- B.S. in Nuclear Engineering, U. of Tokyo

Dr. Theodore Shimmyo is exceedingly knowledgeable of Christian theology, even in its intricate areas such as Trinity and Christology. And yet he does not teach theology merely as doctrine or dogma. With much passion, he relates it to our real lives, thereby encouraging us to bring God back to us.

driss kone profile smlUTS President

A 1979 graduate of Unification Theological Seminary, Dr. Walsh went on to earn his Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University’s School of Religion where he specialized in the study of Religion and Ethics. Since his graduation, Dr. Walsh has taught courses at a number of colleges and universities as well as at Unification Theological Seminary. As he became more involved with the academic and ecumenical activities of the Unification movement in the 1990s, he continued to teach on a part-time basis in higher education for a number of years.

Ward, Thomas J profileProfessor of Peace and Development

- D.Ed. De La Salle University
- M.R.E. Unification Theological Seminary
- M.A. California State University
- D.S. University of Paris-Sorbonne
- B.A. University of Notre Dame

Thomas J. Ward serves as President of Unification Theological Seminary and Professor of Peace and Development Studies. Prior to his current role, he served for eighteen years as Dean of the University of Bridgeport's College of Public and International Affairs where he taught graduate courses on Culture and Development, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Political and Economic Integration.

lester williams profile smlAdjunct Assistant Professor of Religious Education

- D.Min. Drew University, Madison, NJ
- M.R.E. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
- B.A. Secondary English Education, Xavier University , New Orleans.

Bishop Lester L. Williams is a native Alabamian and was called to the pastorate of the Community Church of Christ of Jamaica, New York in 1988 where he currently serves as the Senior Pastor. He is a public speaker, community activist, writer, and carries other titles too numerous to name.  He is married to Shirley Graham and has three daughters.

andrew wilson profile smlProfessor of Scriptural Studies

Director of Scriptural Research

- Ph.D., Harvard University
- M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
- Dipl. R.E., Unification Theological Seminary
- B.A., Harvard University

Dr. Andrew Wilson’s approach to Scriptural Studies is theological and ecumenical. He challenges students to become interpreters of the Bible who can infuse it with new life for today’s believers and seekers of truth. Dr. Wilson is a prolific scholar, whose books and papers cover diverse topics ranging from religion and peace to character education to the theory of the spirit world.

Kathy Winings 3 profile sml
Professor of Religious Education

- EdD ,Teachers College, Columbia University
- M. Div., Unification Theological Seminary
- B.A., Fordham University

Rev. Kathy Winings, EdD, began teaching at UTS in 1989 and served as the Dean of Campus for UTS’ New York City Extension Center having worked there since its inception in August 2000. Together with faculty and staff, she expanded UTS’ influence throughout the greater metropolitan area of New York through the creation of various institutes and programs, setting UTS on the path of becoming a premiere seminary for effective urban ministry.

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