BRTL Program Director

Kishundra D. King, Ph.D.

Dr. Kishundra D. King holds a Ph.D. degree in Religion, Psychology, and Culture from Vanderbilt University, where she was a Theology and Practice Program fellow. She has also earned an M.Div. from Yale University Divinity School and an M.S. in Counseling from Creighton University. 
Dr. King’s research focuses on Womanist pastoral theology grounded in Black girlhood experiences where she draws on her clinical counseling experiences and employs a Womanist approach to ethnography. In her classroom, Dr. King aims to create a formative learning environment where students develop their own identity and practice in Black religious thought and life. She has also served as a co-convener and conference planner in various academic settings.
On July 1, 2021, Dr. King joined the faculty of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School as the Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Director of the Black Religious Thought & Life Program.

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