Dr. Greg Jones was named executive vice president and provost of Baylor University effective May 16, 2016. He earned a B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Denver in 1980 and received a master’s degree in public policy and administration, also from Denver, in 1982. He earned an MDiv summa cum laude and a Ph.D. from Duke University in 1985 and 1988, respectively. He holds honorary degrees from North Carolina Wesleyan and Lycoming University.
Previously, Dr. Jones provided strategic vision for leadership education at Duke Divinity and served as senior strategist for the Fuqua-Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. He also served as Duke’s chief international strategist to advance and coordinate the university’s global engagement. From 1997 to 2010, Dr. Jones served as the 11th dean of Duke Divinity School. In October 2015, he was named senior advisor in Baylor’s Institute for Faith and Learning, as he assisted Dr. Darin Davis in the development of the “Faith Animating ... Project.” He is also an ordained elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The author or editor of 16 books, Dr. Jones also has published more than 200 articles and essays, including his most recent book, Christian Social Innovation (Abingdon Press, 2016). He is an active contributor to both scholarly and popular publications and is on the editorial board of the journal Modern Theology and editor-at-large for The Christian Century.
He and his wife, the Reverend Susan Pendleton Jones, have three children: Nathan, and his wife, Amy; Benjamin; and Sarah.