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School of Theology and Ministry

Lakisha R. Lockhart

school of theology and ministry

Lakisha Lockhart

Lakisha Lockhart is a gregarious and playful scholar activist. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Boston College in Theology and Education researching womanish modes of play as a pedagogical resource for theological education. This southern lady received her B.A from Claflin University, M.Div. from Wesley Theological Seminary, M.A. in Ethics & Society from Vanderbilt University and has been a Zumba instructor since 2013. She not only believes in the power of play and embodiment in theology, but she actively advocates for the importance of the body as a locus of doing theology.


Curriculum Vitae


M.A. Vanderbilt University, 2012
M.Div. Wesley Theological Seminary, 2011
B.A. Claflin University, 2008

Areas of Interest

Creative pedagogy - embodied learning and play
Religious education
Theological aesthetics
Womanist theology & ethics


Tentative Title: Doing Double Dutch: Womanish Modes of Play as a Pedagogical Resource for Theological Education

Director: Dr. Thomas Groome
Committee: Dr. Karen Arnold & Dr. M. Shawn Copeland