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Yolanda Pierce ’94

Yolanda Pierce '94

Yolanda Pierce is professor and dean of the Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, D.C. She is the first woman to be appointed dean in the divinity school’s 150-year history. She is a scholar of African American religious history; womanist theology; and race and religion.

Pierce served as the founding director of the Center for the Study of African American Religious Life at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). In addition to being a widely published author, Pierce is an ordained Christian minister, a mentor, community activist, board member of a foster care agency, cable news commentator, and native New Yorker.


Something Inside So Strong: Faith That Flourishes

Saturday, October 5

Hear from those whose faith played an integral part in their journey as Princeton students and beyond.

Chandler Cleveland ’18, First-Year Law Student, Georgetown University Law Center

Muhsin Hassan ’12 *16, Social Impact Consultant
Yolanda Pierce ’94, Dean, Howard University School of Divinity
Paul T. Roberts, Sr. ’85, President, Johnson C. Smith Seminary