Center for Black Church Studies


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Rev. Kermit Moss

Rev. Kermit Moss
Interim Director, Center for Black Church Studies

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

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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+ year 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.

Austin-Connor is in-care of the New Jersey Association of the United Church of Christ toward ordination.

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