Continuing Education and Enrichment Program Faculty

Megan Black, M.Div. -- PICO Network

Megan Black, M.Div. -- PICO Network

LDER 0019: Community Organizing for Justice

M.Div. – Theology – Vanderbilt Divinity School
B.A. – English / Theology – The University of Notre Dame

Megan Black is the National Clergy Organizer with PICO National Network, a multi-faith, multi-racial network of community organizations who bring grassroots leaders and congregations into public life. Read More

Rawn Harbor, M.T.S.

Rawn Harbor, M.T.S.

LIMU 0004: Somebody Prayed For Me

Mr. Rawn Harbor is one of the preeminent African American Catholic liturgists and musicians in the U.S. today.  Read More

Danielle Harrison, M.A., J.D.

Danielle Harrison, M.A., J.D.

CORE 0010: A Prophetic Word for These Times

J.D. – Law – St. Louis University School of Law
M.A. – Theology / Biblical Studies – Aquinas Institute of Theology
B.A. – English / American Literature – Dartmouth College

With over 26 years of experience of working in Christian environments, Danielle is a stellar teacher, facilitator, trainer, consultant, spiritual director, campus minister and retreat director. Read More

Diana Hayes, J.D., Ph.D., S.T.D.

Diana Hayes, J.D., Ph.D., S.T.D.

CORE 0011: A Theology of Black Lives Matter & CORE 0012: A survey of Womanist Theology

Ph.D., S.T.D. – Systematic Theology — Katholieke Universiteit Louvain (Belgium)
S.T.B, S.T.L. (1983,1985) Catholic University of America, Theology
J.D. – Law — The George Washington University
B.A.  State University of New York – Buffalo

Dr. Diana L. Hayes is Professor Emerita of Systematic Theology in the Department of Theology at Georgetown. Her areas of specialization are Womanist Theology, Black Theology, U.S. Liberation Theologies, Contextual Theologies, Religion and Public Life, and African American and Womanist Spirituality.   Read More 

Chaplain Thelma Dogan Lucas, M.T.S., Th.M.

Chaplain Thelma Dogan Lucas, M.T.S., Th.M.

SREP 0001: Elders’ Retreat

Th.M. – Black Catholic Studies – Xavier University of Louisiana
M.T.S. – Washington Theological Union
B.S.  – Human Relations (Minor in Theology) Trinity University

Chaplain Lucas is certified as a Psychiatric Chaplain at  St. Elizabeth Behavioral Hospital in Washington, D.C. where she is currently employed as a Catholic Chaplain Consultant. Read More

Kimberly M. Lymore, M.Div, D.Min

Kimberly M. Lymore, M.Div, D.Min

LDER 0021: Lay Pastoral Ministry: Agents of Social Change

D.Min. — McCormick Theological Seminary
M.Div. — Word and Worship Concentration — Catholic Theological Union

Dr. Kimberly Lymore is currently the Director of the Tolton Scholars Program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Dr. Lymore has been a member of The Faith Community of St. Sabina since 1983,  Read More 

Heather N. Malveaux. M.P.S., M.P.H.

Heather N. Malveaux. M.P.S., M.P.H.

CORE 0011: A Theology of Black Lives Matter

J.D. Candidate – Loyola University of New Orleans
M.P. H. – Health Behavior and Health Education – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
M.P.S. – Non-Profit and Public Leadership – University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service
B.A. – Political Science – Loyola University of New Orleans

Ms. Malveaux is currently the Coordinator of Immersion Programs in the Office of Mission and Ministry at Loyola University of New Orleans.  Read More 

Rev. Gerard Marable, M.Div., Th.M.

Rev. Gerard Marable, M.Div., Th.M.

LDER 0007D: Pastoring In The African American Community

Th.M. — Black Catholic Studies — Xavier University of Louisiana
M. Div. — Christ the King Seminary — New York
B.A. — English — Morehouse College

Father Marable has a love for the spoken word.  He taught English to Cameroonian students as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa for two years. Read More

Brian L. Turner, Ph.D.

Brian L. Turner, Ph.D.

CORE 0011: A Theology of Black Lives Matter & LDER 0020: Nurturing the Psychological Strengths of African Americans

Ph.D –  Jackson State University – Clinical Psychology – Jackson, Mississippi
B.S. – Southern University, and A& M College  – Psychology – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Research/Experimental Methodology,  Read More

C. Vanessa White, D.Min.

C. Vanessa White, D.Min.

LDER 0018: The Spirituality of Thea Bowman and Howard Thurman

D.Min. – Catholic Theological Union at Chicago – Spirituality concentration
M.T.S.- Catholic Theological Union at Chicago
Master Catechist Certification –Xavier University of Louisiana / Institute for Black Catholic Studies
B.S. – Northern Illinois University – Child Development and Family Services

Interest in teaching and reading  Read More

Rev. Manuel B. Williams, C.R., CFRE, Th.M.

Rev. Manuel B. Williams, C.R., CFRE, Th.M.

LDER 0007D: Pastoring in the Black Catholic Community & CORE 0011: A Theology of Black Lives Matter

University of Notre Dame, Indiana (B.A. 1979)
National Institute for Planned Giving, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (1993)
Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO (M.Div. 1987)
Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA (Th.M. 2015)

Fr. Manuel Williams professed first vows on May 30, 1982 and was ordained on May 23, 1987 as a member of the Congregation of the Resurrection.  Read More 

Therese Wilson Favors

Therese Wilson Favors

CATF 0013: I Love To Tell The Story

B.S. – Coppin State University
M.A. – Religious Education – St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, MD

Therese Wilson Favors is the former Director of the Office of African American Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  Besides teaching in the IBCS at Xavier University of Louisiana, she is also an instructor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Read More