Dr Jimmy Jones
James (Jimmy) E. Jones is a tenured Associate Professor of World Religions with a concurrent appointment in African Studies at Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY, where he is founding co-coordinator of the Center for Middle East Understanding. He is also currently the Academic Director of the Summer Arabic / Qur'an Immersion Program for Americans at Cairo ’s Al Azhar University where he has served for the past 5 years.
A member of the American Academy of Religion, Dr Jones holds a bachelor’s degree from Hampton University , a master’s degree from Yale University Divinity School and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Hartford Seminary.
Born in Baltimore MD, Jimmy Jones embraced Islam in 1979. He lives in New Haven, CT, with his wife where they are active leaders of Masjid Al Islam’s community development project.