Caffie Jeanette Risher

Mask at the PCCC Theater



Caffie Jeanette Risher
was appointed “Minority Scholar” by the PCCC Board of Trustees for the 2002-2003 academic year. Currently she is the program coordinator for both public speaking and business writing courses, and she also teaches business communication (on-line), speech fundamentals and death and dying courses.  As an organizational specialist, Professor Risher recently founded E. Williams and Associates, LLC; a professional speaking, writing, leadership consulting, training, and career coaching company (

As an ordained minister, Professor Risher’s passionate dedication to teaching extends beyond the educational setting to the religious setting. As founder of both SURVIVORS, a support group for women of childhood sexual abuse, and Matters of Life and Death,  a grief and bereavement ministry, Professor Risher is dedicated to helping people who are hurting to heal and move forward with destiny! 

In addition she is the host of her own public access television show entitled: GETUP! An Urban Perspective and, she is a widely sought-after conference speaker and facilitator on various topics, including prayer, leadership and grief and bereavement. 

Professor Risher conducted Clinical Pastoral Education at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ and is an End of Life Doula volunteer for hospice.

Because of her work with death, dying and the bereaved, she is preparing  for certification in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement with the Association for Death Education and Counseling. 

Furthermore, she is part of the Bergen Leads program – class of 2012 ( and was recently accepted into the Educational Leadership Doctoral program at Rowan University and will begin her studies in the fall of 2012.

Assistant Professor, 2005
M.Div. New Brunswick Theological Seminary
M.A. Seton Hall University
B.A. Fairleigh Dickinson University

Office:  A-220-A
Phone 973-684-6414