African And African American Studies



African and African American Studies Faculty Information

Those faculty and administrators who serve on the Advisory Committee are listed below, although there are several faculty from various departments who teach courses in the program.

Lena M. Ampadu, Associate Professor, English

Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
Nineteenth- Century African American rhetorical practices; oral traditions in African and African American women’s writings; African folkloric retentions in African American literature

Leonie Brooks, Associate Professor, Psychology

Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
Acculturation and adjustments of immigrants of color; college student adjustment; multicultural counseling competencies; ethnic minority mental health

Elizabeth J. Clifford, Associate Professor, Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice

Ph.D., Northwestern University
Immigration—family reunification immigration; immigrant organizing; racial ideology and immigration policy

Matthew S. Durington, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice

Ph.D., Temple University
U.S. urban and suburban Anthropology; South African culture and suburban development; indigenous land rights in the Kalahari: participatory and applied ethnographic film; historical U.S black cinema

Art King, Assistant Vice-President, Office of Diversity

M.Ed., Georgia Southern University
Conflict analysis and resolution; campus diversity initiatives; teaching and learning in a diverse society; racial and identity development

Wayne McKim, Professor, Geography

Ph.D., Northwestern University
Historical geography of East Africa; Economic development; extensive travel in East and Southern Africa (total of 8 years in Africa)

John Murungi, Professor, Philosophy

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
J.D., The University of Maryland Law School
African philosophy of law; African American philosophy

Patricia Romero, Professor, African History

Ph.D., The Ohio State University
West African and East African history; Southern African and East African women; colonialism and literature

Esther Wangari, Associate Professor, Women’s Studies

Ph.D.,The New School for Social Research
Gender development and the environment; political economics; diversity of women in graduate school; corporate responsibility for and impact of gold mining on the environment in Tanzania

Evangeline Wheeler, Associate Professor, Psychology

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley,
Psychology of Black women; cognition and health in the Black community

Donn Worgs, Associate Professor, Political Science

Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
Education politics; community development; racial politics; urban politics





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