Rev. Dr. Maisha I. K. Handy

Rev. Dr. Maisha I. Handy currently serves as Acting Chief Academic Officer and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. She is the author of “Fighting the Matrix” in The Journal of the Interdenominational Theological Center and co-author of “Getting Real” in Keep It Real: Working with Today’s Black Youth. She founded the Holla If You Hear Me! hip hop forum, a series that engages the hip hop generation, the church, and the academy in community dialogue. She continues her work in higher education administration as a womanist practitioner committed to the unique HBCU experience of theological education. This work is inextricably connected to her work as a pastor building a radically loving community living out the clarion call of liberation theologies.

Dr. Handy currently serves as the pastor of Rize Community Church in Atlanta, GA. She is a Commissioned Ruling Elder in the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta.