Leonora Tubbs Tisdale
Leonora Tubbs Tisdale is the Clement-Muehl Professor of Homiletics at Yale Divinity School. Her research and teaching interests include: prophetic preaching, women and preaching, and congregational studies and preaching. She is the author or editor of ten books, including Preaching as Local Theology and Folk Art, Prophetic Preaching: A Pastoral Approach, Teaching Preaching as a Christian Practice, and three volumes of the Abingdon Women’s Preaching Annual. She also served as one the authors of The History of the Riverside Church in New York City, writing the chapter on that church’s rich prophetic preaching tradition.
Before beginning her tenure at Yale, Professor Tisdale served on the faculties of Princeton Theological Seminary, Union Presbyterian Seminary in Virginia, and as adjunct faculty at Union Theological Seminary in New York. She has been a pastor in congregations ranging in size from 33 to several thousand. While on the pastoral staff of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, she directed a lay seminary that offered courses for over 2000 people in the greater NYC area.
Professor Tisdale is a former president of the Academy of Homiletics, the professional society for North American teachers of preaching. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U. S. A.).