Rev. Dr. Tamara Henry

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean

Educational Background

  • BA Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
  • MSW Fordham University, School of Social Service, Bronx NY
  • MA, PhD  Fordham University, School of Religion, Bronx, NY

Religious Affiliation

  • American Baptist Churches (USA)

Tamara Henry is the interim vice president of academic affairs and academic dean at  New York Theological Seminary. Previously, Dr.Henry served as director of two of the seminary’s degree programs, the Master of Arts in Religious Education and the Master of Arts in Youth Ministry, and as assistant professor of religious education

A scholar and practitioner in the areas of religious education and youth ministry, and her research and writing interests explore how religiosity found in popular culture and womanist spirituality can generate theological pedagogies that are liberative for marginalized youth and young adults. Dr. Henry’s teaching expertise focuses on engaging  pedagogies of resistance within classroom settings in ways that reframe noninclusive theological assumptions within curriculum. 

A passionate scholar practitioner serving both the church and the academy, Dr Henry is also an ordained minister of the American Baptist Churches  USA. She has over two decades of experience serving youth and young adult ministry practitioner within urban congregations and is currently a member of the ministerial team at Lenox Road Baptist Church in Brooklyn 

New York.  In addition to ministry in the local church, Dr. Henry frequents as an itinerant preacher/speaker and youth and young-adult program consultant for religious and educational organizations, both locally and nationwide.

Rev. Dr. Tamara Henry
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