Meet Professor Matilde Moros
September 1, 2012
One classroom is not enough. Professor Matilde Moros, Assistant Dean of Special Programs and Initiatives and newly appointed Acting Director of Field Education for New Brunswick Theological Seminary, has more than 100 of them. Thats the number of NBTS Field Education sites – churches, non-profits, hospitals and community groups, to name just a few – where students gain valuable experience for their particular practice of ministry.
Our curriculum provides a solid foundation in the classical theological disciplines as well as practical, ecumenical, intercultural and contextual approaches to ministry in a wealth of courses that enable students to strengthen their pastoral skills, said Assistant Dean Moros. Field Education offers students an opportunity to integrate what they learn in the classroom with hands on experiences in actual ministry settings under the guidance of trained supervisors.
Field Education has three major goals:
” To help students increase their effectiveness
” To teach the art of theological reflection
” To enable students to enhance their pastoral identity and practices
Field Education also affords students the opportunity to reflect theologically on their ministry and evaluate how new insights fit into their practice of ministry.
Having grown up in Venezuela and the United States, Professor Moros has served the Presbyterian Church (USA) in Colombia, Venezuela, and the United States in congregational, seminary and denominational settings. She has also served as Interim Director of the Hispanic/Latino(a) Leadership Program at Princeton Theological Seminary and as Program and Grants Manager for People and Stories/Gente y Cuentos, an organization that reaches underserved populations through the arts.
Professor Moros holds a M.T.S. from Harvard University, Divinity School, a M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and is a candidate for a Ph.D. in Religion and Society at Drew University. In addition to teaching at Princeton and Drew Universities, Assistant Dean Moros has written on the intersection of race, ethnicity and gender, especially within cultures of Latin American heritage.