Ms. Austin-Connor is the founder and program director of the Black Theology and Leadership Institute and program administrator for Continuing Education at Princeton Seminary. Austin-Connor realizing a critical need at the seminary for an innovative, theologically robust program for black clergy and lay leadership founded the program in 2011. Over her 15+ career in religion and media, she has been a regional manager for the national offices of the United Church of Christ, the protestant chaplain at Wellesley College and the Administrative Director of the Summer Leadership Institute at HDS.  She earned her MA in Media and Visual studies from Emerson College as well as her Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School (HDS).  She is currently in-care of the New Jersey Association towards ordination in the United Church of Christ. She tweets at @sushama.