Dr. Su Yon Pak

Trustee; Chair, Development Committee

Dr. Su Yon Pak is the Senior Director and Associate Professor of Integrative and Field-Based Education at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. In this hybrid faculty-administrator position, she envisions, creates and oversees the curricular and co-curricular work of the Office of Integrative Education including Field Education, Clinical Pastoral Education, Life-Long Learning and Ministerial Formation. Prior to her current position, she was the Vice President for Institutional Advancement; and the Associate Dean for Student Life/ Director of Recruitment at Union.

Dr. Pak received her doctorate from the joint Teachers College Columbia University – Union Theological Seminary program in Religion and Education. Her life and research passion include: aging and spirituality, Asian/Asian American women and leadership, food justice, criminal justice, integrative education pedagogies, system-centered theory and the state/future of theological and higher education. She is on multiple committees and boards, including the American Academy of Religion, Pacific Asian and North American Asian Women in Ministry and Theology, Jewish Theological Seminary’s Center for Pastoral Education. She volunteers at the Bedford Correctional Facility, the only maximum security New York State prison for women. She is a Ruling Elder of the First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York.