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Samantha teaches voice and speech at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. She also teaches preaching at The General Theological Seminary and speech communication at Princeton Theological Seminary. In each of these settings, she brings an interdisciplinary sensibility, a collaborative spirit, and a sensitivity to the student’s individual needs, the material at hand, and the context for which the student is preparing. She seeks to provide a balance of rigor and support, which creates space for students to take risks without bypassing the disciplined, slow learning required for the development of an embodied voice that allows each word to become enfleshed, revealed to the listener.
As a Ph.D. Candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary, Samantha’s research focuses on vulnerability as an essential dynamic for preaching that may be fostered through theologically alert, embodied voice training in the preaching classroom. She is an active member of the Performance Studies Workgroup of the Academy of Homiletics.