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.