- BS, Lincoln University (MO)
- MDiv, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
- PhD, Emory University
Rev. Dr. Maisha I. Handy currently serves as both the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost and Associate Professor of Religion and Education. 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.