The Reverend Dr. Jessiline Anderson, born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska is a graduate of Creighton University (BA Psychology, MS Counseling) and Utah State University (PhD Combined Professional and Scientific Psychology, Clinical Track). She is Associate Professor Emeritus from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, having recently retired from UNO in September 2020. She has taught Psychology for 25+ years at UNO, Wayne State College, and the Nebraska Indian Community College. Her duties included teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology and counseling. Rev. Dr. J, as she is affectionately called, is currently serving as Associate Minister at Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Omaha, Nebraska. She is ordained as a Local Deacon in the African Methodist Episcopal denomination. She was to be ordained as a Local Elder at the annual conference 2020 but due to the pandemic, ordination will be at the next face-to-face annual conference. Currently, she preaches, assists the Pastor with Communion, officiates at wedding ceremonies and funeral services. She also serves as the Sunday School Superintendent and teaches Sunday School. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc. where she has in the past served as the Chair of the Physical and Mental Health Committee as well as serving as a former Chaplain. She is actively involved as the 3rd Vice President Membership of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Greater Omaha Chapter. She also serves on the NCBW Greater Omaha Chapter Bylaws Committee and the Mental Health Summit Committee. Her hobbies include cake baking and decorating, arts and crafts, and she enjoys riding Harley Davidson motorcycles!
Join us as Dr. Jessiline shares her story and perspective on black history.