Harvey and Keene Take on New Roles at RTS

Dr. Jay Harvey, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Executive Director
Dr. Thomas Keene, Associate Professor of New Testament and Academic Dean

Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce two recent promotions among the faculty. Dr. Jay Harvey is now an Assistant Professor at RTS New York City, and Dr. Thomas Keene is now serving as the Academic Dean for RTS Washington.

Dr. Jay Harvey

Dr. Harvey will continue to serve as Executive Director at RTS New York City, a position he has held since August 2018, in addition to becoming a voting member of the faculty as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology.

A graduate of RTS Jackson (M.Div.) and Erskine Theological Seminary (D.Min.), Dr. Harvey pastored Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Newark, Delaware from 2005 to 2018. He also has experience with campus ministry at Princeton University and on the Reformed University Fellowship committee when three new locations were established in Delaware.

These experiences, as well as his background in business, have helped him as Executive Director of RTS New York City. His pastoral experience especially will be beneficial to students who are preparing for ministry.

Dr. Thomas Keene

Dr. Thomas Keene taught at RTS as a visiting lecturer before being appointed as Associate Professor of New Testament in June 2018. He will continue in his role as a professor while adding the duties of Academic Dean for the Washington, D.C. campus.

Prior to teaching at RTS, Dr. Keene attained his M.Div. and Ph.D. from Westminster Theological Seminary. He has also taught classes at Westminster. In addition to his scholarly work, he served as associate pastor of family ministries at Christ the King (PCA) in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Scott Redd, President of RTS Washington, commented, “I’m delighted about Dr. Keene’s appointment to Academic Dean at RTS Washington. Tommy brings a great mix of scholarly and pastoral qualities, enriched with the gifts of leadership and administration. Our faculty will benefit greatly from his leadership.”