The Reverend Dr. Leonora (Nora) Tubbs Tisdale is the Clement-Muehl Professor of Homiletics at Yale Divinity School. Her research and teaching interests include: prophetic preaching, women and preaching, and congregational studies and preaching. She is the author of nine books including Preaching as Local Theology and Folk Art, Prophetic Preaching: A Pastoral Approach, and A Sermon Workbook: Exercises in the Art and Craft of Preaching.
An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Dr. Tisdale grew up in Wilmington, NC, and attended UNC-Chapel Hill (B.A.), Union Theological Seminary in Va. (D. Min.) and Princeton Theological Seminary (Ph.D.). Before joining the Yale faculty she taught at both Princeton and Union Seminaries, and also served on the pastoral staff of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City.