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Yolanda Pierce, Ph.D.

Yolanda Pierce, Ph.D.

Faculty, Religious Freedom Center

Yolanda Pierce, Ph.D., is professor and dean of the Howard University School of Divinity in Washington. She is a scholar of African-American religious history, womanist theology, African-American literature and race and religion. In addition to being a widely published author, Pierce is a dedicated mentor, community activist, board member of a foster care agency, cable news commentator and native New Yorker. For additional information, please visit her website,, or follow her on Twitter (@ynpierce).