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Center for Black Church Studies

Staff

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Rev. Kermit Moss

Rev. Kermit Moss
Interim Director, Center for Black Church Studies
kermit.moss@ptsem.edu

Kermit Moss is a PhD candidate in the area of Practical Theology (Christian Education and Formation) at Princeton Theological Seminary and has research interests in the intersection of theology, identity, spirituality, pneumatology, urban youth, and hip-hop/pop culture.


Sushama Austin-Connor
Program Administrator, Center for Black Church Studies
s.austin-connor@ptsem.edu

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Sushama Austin-Connor

Sushama Austin-Connor is the founding program director of the Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI) at Princeton Theological Seminary as well as the program administrator for Continuing Education and the Center for Black Church Studies.

Over her 15+ career in religion, media, and program management/development, she has been a regional manager for the national offices of the United Church of Christ (UCC), the protestant chaplain at Wellesley College and the Administrative Director of the Summer Leadership Institute at Harvard Divinity School (HDS).

She earned her BA in English from Fisk University; an MA in Media and Visual studies (with a focus on documentary) from Emerson College; as well as a Masters of Theological Studies (MTS) from HDS. She is currently pursuing a DMin in leadership at Drew University.

Sushama is in-care of the New Jersey Association of the United Church of Christ towards ordination.

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

PhD Student

Isaac Kim, Class of 2015

“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”