Dr. Andre E. Key is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Claflin University. He received his Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University in 2011. He also earned a M.A. degree in History from Chicago State University and a B.A. in History from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. He has held a Graduate Research Fellowship at the Temple University Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought and Center for Afro-Jewish Studies where he developed and taught the nation’s first course in Afro-Jewish Studies. His work focuses on the historical development of Black Hebrew religion and Hebrew Israelite ethno-religious identity. His publications include "Toward a typology of Black Hebrew Thought and Practice" in the Journal of Africana Religion, and "If thou do not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God: A Critique of Theodicy in Black Judaism" in Black Theology: An International Journal. Currently, he is completing a full-length monograph on the core beliefs of Black Judaism.