MTSO President Jay Rundell has announced the appointment of Tejai Beulah as assistant professor of history, ethics, and black church and African diaspora studies, effective July 1, 2020.
Beulah has served as MTSO’s coordinator of partnerships and the Black Church and African Diaspora Specialization since 2017 and has taught as an adjunct professor since 2015. She earned her doctorate in American religious history from Drew University. Her dissertation examines the theological writings of black evangelical preachers and activists in the black power era.
Beulah received a Master of Theological Studies degree from MTSO; a master’s degree in African American and African studies from Ohio State University; and a bachelor’s degree in English, history and gender diversity studies from Xavier University.
“Dr. Beulah has already been a valuable member of our learning community,” said MTSO Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs Valerie Bridgeman. “Students are thrilled to see this evolution from staff and adjunct faculty to appointed faculty, offering a more direct relationship with students as advisor and mentor. I personally am very proud to have her become the first faculty appointment under my deanship. She will continue to add to the school's legacy to build community and curriculum rooted in justice and the Gospel.”
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 counseling, practical theology, social justice and theological studies, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.
Danny Russell, communications director