Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, has named Academic Dean Uriah Kim its "Alum of the Year."
Dean Kim was the guest of honor during the Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature in Baltimore on Nov. 23. He received his Ph.D. from GTU in 2004.
Dean Kim started his college education at Cooper Union, studying engineering, but then transferred to New York University to graduate with a B.A. in Philosophy. In addition to his Ph.D., he has a Th.M. from Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary.
He was an assistant professor of Hebrew Bible at Hartford Seminary from 2005-2010, then became an associate professor. He was named the Seminary's Academic Dean in July 2012.
He is pictured holding his award with Minlib Dallh (former PhD student), left, and Davide Tacchini (former visiting professor), right.