Th.M. Degree Faculty

Shawnee Daniels Sykes, Ph.D.

Shawnee Daniels Sykes, Ph.D.

IBTH 5600: Moral Questions In The Black Community

Ph.D.Marquette University – Religious Studies – Milwaukee, WI
M.A.St. Francis Seminary –  Pastoral Studies / Theology  – Milwaukee, WI
B.S.UW- Milwaukee – Nursing – Milwaukee, WI
B.S.Spelman College –  Biology and Biochemistry – Atlanta, GA

Dr. Daniel Sykes is currently an Associate Professor of Theological Ethics at Mount Mary University,  Read More

Dr. Kirk P. Gaddy

Dr. Kirk P. Gaddy

IBTH 5998: Urban Education in the Black Community

EdD – Education Leadership: NOVA Southeastern University, N. Miami, Florida
Areas of Research: Reading, Curriculum Development, and Transformational
Leadership
M.Ed. – Curriculum and Instruction: Loyola University, Baltimore, MD
Area of Research: Curriculum Development for African American Males
B.A. – Psychology – Minor: History, Loyola University, Baltimore, MD

Fund raising for scholarships for African American males, mentoring youth, visiting family,Oblate Sisters of Providence, Cause for the canonization of Mother Mary Lange, Hosting events Read More

Ernest L. Gibson, III, Ph.D.

Ernest L. Gibson, III, Ph.D.

IBTH 5430: Spirituality of Black Literature

Ph.D., African American Studies, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
M.A., African American Studies, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
M.A., American Studies, (Philosophy/English), Purdue University
B.A., summa cum laude, Philosophy, Phi Beta Kappa, Fisk University

Dr. Gibson joined the Rhodes College Department of English in 2012 after earning his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and completing his tenure as the Thurgood Marshall Fellow of African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College. Read More

Modeste Malu Nyimi, Ph.D.

Modeste Malu Nyimi, Ph.D.

IBTH 5997: Integrative Colloquium

Ph.D., Theology, Radbouw University (Catholic University of Nijmegen),
Netherlands
M.A. Theology and Human SciencesCatholic University of Congo,
Democratic Republic of Congo
M.A. Theology, Catholic University of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo
B.A. Theology and Human SciencesCatholic University of Congo,
Democratic Republic of Congo

Work out, watch games on tv, spend time with my family, party with friends or community, and reading at the library Read More

Cecilia A. Moore, Ph.D.

Cecilia A. Moore, Ph.D.

IBTH 5020: History of Black Catholicism

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

Rev. Dwight Webster, Ph.D.

Rev. Dwight Webster, Ph.D.

IBTH 5010: Black Approaches to Theology

Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union – Berkeley, CA Major: Religion, Theology and the Arts Dissertation: Gospel Music in America 1960s-80s: Survival, Elevation and Liberation Themes in a Contemporary Black Folk Sacred Music.
M.Div., Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Crozer Theological Seminary (CRDS/BH/CTS) Rochester, New York – Major: Black Church Studies
B.S., Howard University, Washington, D.C. Major: Mathematics – Minor: French

Listening to various types of music including Gospel and Jazz.  The Arts in general.  Transcontinental and International travel, especially Africa and Latin America. Read More