MTSO Assistant Professor of History, Ethics, and Black Church and African Diaspora Studies Tejai Beulah Howard has been named a senior editor of Black Perspectives, the award-winning blog of the African American Intellectual History Society.
Beulah Howard will develop the blog’s themes and concepts. She currently is contributing to a round table on Black women and Brown v. Board of Education, and she is curating a round table on the history of Black evangelicalism.
AAIHS President Hettie Williams invited Beulah Howard to join the editorial team. The two were classmates at Drew Theological School, where Beulah Howard earned her Ph.D.
“I’ve been a fan of Black Perspectives since its online debut in 2014,” Beulah Howard said. “I accepted this invitation to bring a religious history focus to the publication.”
In addition to her Drew doctoral degree, Beulah Howard holds a Master of Theological Studies from MTSO, an MA in African and African American Studies from Ohio State University and a BA in English from Xavier University. She was appointed to the MTSO faculty in 2020 after five years in adjunct teaching and administrative roles for the school.
Her writing has been featured in several books, including We Cry Justice: Reading the Bible with the Poor People’s Campaign. She currently is working on a monograph on the role of Black evangelical preachers in the Black power movement.
“My participation in this blog will enhance my teaching experience by enlarging my access to resources that will greatly benefit the classes I teach in Black church studies,” Beulah Howard said. “I also hope to provide opportunities for my students to publish on the site. Many of the papers from my Martin Luther King Jr. and Howard Thurman classes are excellent intellectual histories.”
Noting that Black Perspectives has a daily readership of more than 10,000, she added, “Perhaps some students who read the blog might come to MTSO so I can teach them.”
Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just, sustainable and generative world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in practical theology, social justice and theological studies, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.
Danny Russell, communications director