Y. Joy Harris-Smith
Pentecostal/African Methodist Episcopal
Y. Joy Harris-Smith, MDiv '10, is a senior lecturer whose classes include Speech Communication in Ministry; Intercultural Communication and the Church; and Public Speaking and Human Communication Theory.
Harris-Smith earned a MS.Ed from St. John's University in New York, a MDiv from Princeton Seminary, and a PhD from Howard University. She began teaching at Princeton Seminary in 2014 and previously taught in the New York public school system.
She prides herself in "teaching in the moment" to support her students' spiritual formation and draws upon her training in cultural intelligence to equip them with practical tools to effectively engage in today's multicultural reality.
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