Continuing Education and Enrichment Program Faculty

Cecilia A. Moore, Ph.D.

Cecilia A. Moore, Ph.D.

Ph.D. – American Religious History – University of Virginia
M.A. – American Religious History – University of Virginia
A.B. – History / Religion (Magna Cum Laude) – Sweet Briar College

Dr. Cecilia A. Moore has taught at the University of Dayton in the Department of Religious Studies since 1996 and at Xavier University of Louisiana since 1998. Read More

Rawn Harbor, M.T.S.

Rawn Harbor, M.T.S.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Brian L. Turner, Ph.D.

Brian L. Turner, Ph.D.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

C. Vanessa White, D.Min.

C. Vanessa White, D.Min.

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

Donna Toliver Grimes, B.S.

Donna Toliver Grimes, B.S.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church Staff the USCCB Subcommittee on African American Affairs, providing guidance to the chairman, members and consultants to promote the goals and objectives of the Subcommittee; Read More