Belva Brown Jordan

Associate Dean, Curriculum and Assessment; Associate Professor of the Practice of Ministry B.S., Texas Christian University; M.Div., Brite Divinity School

An ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Belva Brown Jordan has focused her twenty-eight years of ministry and professional career on academic administration in higher education, supporting three other theological schools before coming to Claremont School of Theology. From field education to student life to admissions and financial aid, she has accumulated a wealth of administrative knowledge and experience that supports her work as associate dean for Claremont School of Theology. Her research and teaching interests focus on various aspects of organizational dynamics, ministry, collaborative leadership and theomusicology.

Reverend Jordan also serves as the Interim Dean of the Disciples Seminary Foundation (Claremont). In this role she supports Disciples and UCC seminarians and oversees the academic programs of DSF.


B.S. – Texas Christian University
M.Div. – Brite Divinity School

Recent Publications / Achievements

Current Research: Dean Jordan was recently selected as a Fellow of the Christian Leadership Initiative (CLI) program 2014-15. The program is co-sponsored by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI) in Jerusalem. The opportunity to engage this study program will continue to inform her research and teaching interests.