Rev. Dr Dominique A Robinson
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Rev. Dr. Dominique A. Robinson to Serve as 2024 Baccalaureate Service Speaker

Dillard University is pleased to announce that Rev. Dominique A. Robinson, DMin, has been selected as the distinguished speaker for the 2024 Baccalaureate Service. A native of New Jersey, Rev. Dr. Robinson is a millennial Womanist homiletician and justice advocate known for her groundbreaking work in ministry and beyond.

Reverend Dominique Robinson’s journey in ministry began at a young age when she answered her call to serve at 13. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Georgetown University, a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Biblical Interpretation, and a Master of Theology focusing on Homiletics from Candler School of Theology. Her academic pursuits culminated in a Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary, where her research focused on Gospel and Culture, resulting in the groundbreaking dissertation entitled “iHomiletic™: Preaching that Clicks.”

University Chaplain Herbert A. Brisbon III said, “Dillard University eagerly anticipates her address at the upcoming Baccalaureate Service, where her wisdom and insights are sure to enrich the graduating class as they embark on their future endeavors.”

Currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Christian Theological Seminary in the world’s first African American Preaching and Sacred Rhetoric program, Rev. Dr. Robinson’s areas of study include womanist homiletics, millennial womanism, womanist interpretation, and mental health within the African American community. Her doctoral research will delve into the impact of depression on African American biblical interpretation rooted in millennial womanist discourse.

“I am overjoyed to be returning to one of the sacred spaces known as a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the United States of America. These institutions are dedicated to intentionally forming and protecting black minds, bodies, and souls. I feel honored to have received an invitation from Rev. Brisbon to participate in celebrating and honoring an incredible graduation class. It is a humbling experience,” said Rev. Dr. Robinson.

Holding the prestigious position of John E. Hines Assistant Professor of Preaching at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, Rev. Dr. Robinson has made history as the institution’s first African American full-time faculty member. She is also an ordained itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

About Dillard University

Dillard University, Louisiana’s oldest historically Black university, is a private four-year liberal arts faith based university. Located in New Orleans, Dillard offers 22 bachelor’s degrees and two certificates in the disciplines of Business, Health and Wellness, the Humanities, Nursing, STEM, and Social Sciences. Its diverse student body is comprised of students from 33 states and 12 countries. Website: