L. Gregory Jones

Senior fellow, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, and executive vice president and provost, Baylor University

L. Gregory Jones, the executive vice president and provost at Baylor University, is dedicated to cultivating strategic and visionary leadership in partnership with individuals and institutions. His focus on leadership builds on his scholarly work in forgiveness and reconciliation as well as his years in leading Christian institutions. Jones is a senior fellow at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity and is on leave as professor of theology and Christian ministry in the Divinity School of Duke University, where he served as dean from 1997 to 2010. Jones is the founder of Leadership Education and directed its work until 2010 when he began service as Duke’s chief international strategist to advance and coordinate the university’s global engagement. He is the author or editor of 15 books, including Christian Social Innovation, the co-authored Forgiving As We've Been Forgiven: Community Practices for Making Peace (with Celestin Musekura, in 2010), Resurrecting Excellence: Shaping Faithful Christian Ministry (with Kevin R. Armstrong, in 2006) and the widely acclaimed Embodying Forgiveness: A Theological Analysis (1995). Jones, an ordained United Methodist pastor, has published more than 100 articles in a variety of publications. He is an editor-at-large for Christian Century, and writes a regular column for Faith & Leadership, the online magazine published by Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

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