Dr. Keri Day is an Assistant Professor of Theological and Social Ethics & Director of Black Church Studies Program at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. She earned an M.A. in Religion and Ethics from Yale University and received her Ph.D. in Religion from Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on the ways in which faith communities can respond to socio-economic issues such as poverty. Her work has been published in a number of nationally regarded journals such as Princeton Theological Review Journal, The International Journal of Black Theology and The Journal for the Society of Christian Ethics. Her first academic book, Unfinished Business: Black Women, The Black Church, and the Struggle to Thrive in America, was published by Orbis Books in November of 2012. Alongside her scholarship, she also engages public policy leaders. In 2011, she was the keynote speaker at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast in Springfield, Illinois, highlighting the importance of interfaith dialogue within local communities. In addition, she was part of the 2012 delegation of scholars who participated in the White House Religious Scholars Briefing in Washington D.C. to discuss issues related to economic policy, religious freedom, faith-based initiatives, human rights efforts, and peace building efforts around the world. She has been a guest political commentator on KERA/NPR and DFW/FOX News on issues related to faith and politics. She writes for the Dallas Morning News’ Faith and Politics Blog.