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Dr. Deborah Smith Pollard (uncredited)

Dr. Deborah Smith Pollard

Dr. Deborah Smith Pollard is Professor of English Literature and Humanities at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She earned her doctorate from Michigan State University where her focus was American Studies. Besides her courses in English literature and African American culture, she teaches a popular class, Introduction to Gospel Music, every fall at UM-Dearborn where she has held several administrative positions and won two of the highest awards the campus bestows: the Distinguished Service Award and the Susan B. Anthony Award.

Video and Audio

American Voices: Gospel Master Session with Kim Burrell

Observe gospel star Kim Burrell as she coaches pre-selected young artists. The session concludes with a discussion moderated by Renée Fleming with Kim Burrell, Cedric Dent, Richard Smallwood, Deborah Smith Pollard, and Nolan Williams Jr.