Belva Brown Jordan, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Assessment, Associate Professor of the Practice of Ministry at Claremont School of Theology and the Interim Dean of the Disciples Seminary Foundation, Claremont, CA. Dean Jordan is a seasoned higher education administrator with 25 years of experience working with students, faculty and administrators. Ordained by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 1986, Reverend. Jordan has been a significant leader within the denomination. The “ministry of presence” and her gift of administration has focused her “call” to be attentive to the needs of students preparing for ministry.
Before moving to Claremont, Reverend Jordan served as Associate Dean for Admission and Student Services at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, OK, Assistant Dean for Student Life at Harvard University Divinity School in Cambridge MA, and on the faculty of Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, PA. Reverend Jordan has also served on the staff of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indianapolis. She is currently a member of the General Commission on Ministry.
Dean Jordan, a native of Dallas, Texas, earned her Master of Divinity degree at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, TX. Her B.S. degree is also from TCU.