Associate Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California
The Reverend Brandon Harris is the new Associate Dean for Religious and Spiritual Life at the University of Southern California.
Previously, he served as a Protestant Chaplain at Georgetown University, where he taught courses on African American religious thought, lived as a chaplain in residence, and served as the co-chair of Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative.
Additionally, Reverend Harris is the youngest Senior Minister to ever lead the one hundred and thirty-one-year-old Peoples Congregational Church in Washington D.C. Committed to interfaith engagement and racial justice, he was ordained at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, the historic church community of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He also served as a member of the Mayor’s Interfaith Council in Washington, D.C.
A proud graduate of the first historically black college in the United States, The Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Religion. He earned a Master of Divinity and certificates in Black Church Studies and Baptist Studies at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. While at Candler, he was a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow in Theology and Ministry and a recipient of the Frederick Buechner Preaching Award and the Charles Owen Smith Jr. Award for the exceptional promise of service in Baptist Ministry. He is currently a doctoral student at the New York Theological Seminary in the inaugural Doctor of Ministry in Social Justice Cohort.
A proud native upstate New Yorker, he loves all things fall, being near water, coffee, reading, and exploring cities. He recently moved to Los Angeles with his wife Tiffany Daniels-Harris and their dog Sophie Bailey.