James (Jimmy) E. Jones, D.Min.
is Associate Professor of World
Religions at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York with a concurrent
appointment in African Studies at Manhattanville College. Professor Jones is
former chair of the World Religions Department and a Professor of Comparative
Religion at The Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences. He is Director
of the Al-Azhar Arabic Summer Immersion Program
His writing, research and lecture activities are focused on Muslim American
identity development and conflict resolution. Internationally, Dr. Jones has
lectured at, taught in or consulted to institutions in Bahrain, Bermuda, Egypt,
Jerusalem, Trinidad-Tobago, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. His most
recent publication is “Somebody’s Going to Pay” a chapter
in the book First Impressions: American Muslim Perspectives on the 9/11 Commission
Report (2004), a volume for which he served as a consulting editor.
Jimmy Jones holds a bachelor’s degree from Hampton Institute, a master’s
degree from Yale University Divinity School and a Doctorate of Ministry degree
from Hartford Seminary. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut with his wife where
they are active members of Masjid Al-Islam’s community development project.