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Markeysha Davis successfully defended her dissertation entitled, "Daring propaganda for the Beauty of the Human Mind:" Critical Consciousness—Raising Poetry and Drama of the Black Power Era, 1965-1976


H. Zahra Caldwell

Emahunn Campbell

Savannah Carroll

Julia Charles, Assistant Professor of Early African American Literature at Auburn University. She successfully defended her dissertation entitled, "The (Dis)ability of Color; or, That Middle World: Toward a New Understanding of 19th and 20th Century Passing Narratives"

J. Anthony Guillory, Assistant Professor at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC). He successfully defended his dissertation entitled, "The Physical Uplift of the Race: The Emergence of the African American Physical Culture Movement, 1900-1930"

Jason Hendrickson

Karla Zelaya, Lecturer in the Afro-American Studies Department, UMass Amherst


Vanessa Fabien, Post-Doctoral Fellow at Brown University

Donald Geesling taught in the Du Bois Department as a Lecturer for Fall 2016 and 2015 semesters


Allia Abdullah Matta, Assistant Professor of English at LaGuardia College CUNY

James Carroll

David Swiderski, Visiting Professor at Wesleyan University


Ernest Gibson, III, Assistant Professor of English at Rhodes College

McKinley Melton, Assistant Professor of English at Gettysburg College

Jamal Watson, Senior Staff Writer, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education


Kabria Baumgartner, Assistant Professor of History, The College of Wooster

Jonathan Fenderson, Assistant Professor in African & African-American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis


Catherine Adams, Assistant Professor of English, Paine College

Jacqueline Jones, Assistant Professor of English, CUNY LaGuardia Community College

David LucanderAssistant Professor of Pluralism and Diversity, SUNY Rockland Community College

Christopher Tinson, Assistant Professor of African American Studies, Hampshire College


Daniel McClure, Assistant Professor of African American History, Grand Valley State University

Alesia McFaddenInstructor, Prince George's Community College

Anthony Ratcliff, Assistant Professor of Pan-African Studies, California State University


Thomas EdgeInstructor of Ethnic Studies, Bowling Green State University

Marieta Joyner, Associate Lecturer of Politics and History, Curry College

Zebulon Miletsky, Assistant Professor, Africana Studies, Stony Brook University


Michael Forbes, College of Wooster

Lloren Foster, Executive Director of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs (MCDA), University of Florida

Ousmane Power-Greene, Associate Professor of History, Clark University

Rita Reynolds, Assistant Professor of History, Wagner College

Lindsey Swindall, Visiting Professor, Department of History, Sam Houston State University

W.S. Tkweme, Assistant Professor of Pan-African Studies, University of Louisville

Paul UdofiaAdjunct Instructor, Roxbury Community College.

Angelica Whitmal, Sophomore and Junior Class Dean, Mount Holyoke College


Sandra Duvivier, Assistant Professor of English, Bronx Community College and Adjunct at Queens College

David Goldberg, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Wayne State University

Andrew Rosa, Assistant Professor of African American Studies, Western Kentucky University


Tanya Mears, Assistant Professor of History and Politics at Worcester State College

Trimiko Melancon, Assistant Professor of English, Loyola University


Shawn Alexander, Assistant Professor of African & African American Studies and interim director of the Langston Hughes Center, University of Kansas

Brandon Hutchinson, Associate Professor of English, Southern Connecticut State University

Jennifer Jensen-Wallach, Assistant Professor of History, University of North Texas


Stephanie Evans, Chair, History Department and Associate Professor of African American and Africana Women's Studies at Clark Atlanta University


Carolyn PowellAdministrator, New York City Public School System

Francis Njubi Nesbitt, Associate Professor of Africana Studies at San Diego State University

Christopher Lehman, Professor of African American Studies and Ethnic Studies, St. Cloud State University