Sr. Jamie T. Phelps, O.P., Ph.D., a Roman Catholic sister who has been a member of the Adrian Dominican Congregation since 1959, is Director of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS), Xavier University, and Professor of Systemic Theology. Dr Phelps is the editor of Black and Catholic: The Challenge and Gift of Black Folk, now in its second edition. In addition, she has published more than 50 theological articles on issues of the mission of the Church, evangelization, enculturation, Christology, and spirituality. Her seminal work establishes Phelps as a major contributor to the development of Black Catholic Theology.