Melinda Adams

Dr. Melinda Adams

Political Science

adams2mj@jmu.edu

Courses taught: POSC 353: African Politics

Aderonke Adesanya

Dr. Aderonke Adesanya

Art History

adesanaa@jmu.edu

Courses taught:

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Ms. Lauren Alleyne

English

alleynlx@jmu.edu

Courses taught:E NG 392. Introduction to Poetry, ENG 302. Caribbean Literature.

Emeka Anaza

Dr. Emeka Anaza

Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management

anazaea@jmu.edu

Courses taught:

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Dr. Ruthie Bosch

Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities Department

boschcr@jmu.edu

Courses taught: EDUC 310. Teaching in a Diverse Society

Bethany Bryson

Dr. Bethany Bryson

Sociology

brysonbp@jmu.edu

Courses taught: SOCI 354. Social Inequality and SOCI 363. Race and Ethnicity

Liam Buckley

Dr. Liam Buckley

Anthropology

bucklelm@jmu.edu

Courses taught:

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Dr. Jennifer Coffman

Associate Executive Director, Center for Global Engagment; Professor, Integrated Science and Techonology; Founding Director, East Africa Field School (summer program)

coffmaje@jmu.edu

Courses taught: East Africa Field School, GEOG 335: Geography of Africa, occasional special topics courses linked to Africa

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Dr. Gianluca de Fazio

Department of Justice Studies

defazigx@jmu.edu

Courses taught: JUST 328. Race, Class, and Justice 

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Joanne Gabbin

Dr. Joanne Gabbin

English; The Furious Flower Poetry Center

gabbinjv@jmu.edu

Courses taught: ENG 410. Advanced Studies in Authors,
ENG 362. African American Poets

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Dr. Mollie Godfrey

Coordinator

English

godfrema@jmu.edu

Courses taught: ENG 260 Survey of African-American Literature, ENG 359 Studies in African-American Literature, ENG 361. African-American Fiction, ENG 362. African-American Poetry, ENG 385. Special Topics in Film Study, ENG 408. Advanced Studies in African-American Literature

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Dr. Oris Griffin

Education Programs

griffiot@jmu.edu 

Courses taught: HRD 201

Brooks Hefner

Dr. Brooks Hefner

English

hefnerbe@jmu.edu 

Courses taught: 

Dr. Justin Henriques

Engineering

henriqjj@jmu.edu

Courses taught: ENGR 498. Deisgn for Sustainable Development 

Beth Hinderliter

Dr. Beth Hinderliter

Associate Professor of Cross Disciplinary Studies

hindersb@jmu.edu 

 

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Dr. Kara Kavanagh

Assistant Professor; Early, Elementary, & Reading Education

kavanakm@jmu.edu

Courses taught: ELED 310. Diversity in Elementary Education with Service Learning

Lamont King

Dr. Lamont King

History; Associate Director of the Ghana Summer Program

kingld@jmu.edu

Courses taught: AFST 200. Introduction to Africana Studies,
HIST 263. Africa, and HIST 361. Class and Ethnicity in Africa

Joshua Linder

Dr. Joshua Linder

Anthropology

linderjm@jmu.edu

Courses taught:

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Dr. Talé Mitchell

School of Media Arts and Design (SMAD)

mitch3at@jmu.edu

Research: Perceptions of African Americans in the media, How the Media Influences us through Marketing, Advertising, Race, and body image, and Consumer behavior as it relates to advertising, digital marketing and social influence

Brillian Besi Muhonja

Dr. Brillian Besi Muhonja

Coordinator

Africana Studies; Women's and Gender Studies; English

muhonjbx@jmu.edu

Courses taught: 

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Dr. Adebayo Ogundipe

Engineering

ogundiaa@jmu.edu

Courses taught: ENGR 498. Innovation and Sustainability in Africa

John Ott

Dr. John Ott

Art History

ottjw@jmu.edu

Courses taught:

David Owusu-Ansah

Dr. David Owusu-Ansah

Director of the Ghana Summer Program; History

owusuadx@jmu.edu

Courses taught: HIST 263. Introduction to African History,
HIST 470/570. Modern Africa

Steve Reich

Dr. Steven Reich

History

reichsa@jmu.edu

Courses taught: HIST 356. African American History since 1865

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Sofia Samatar

Dr. Sofia Samatar

English

samatasx@jmu.edu

Courses taught: 

Kate Stevens

Dr. Wren River Stevens

Madison Art Collection

stevenke@jmu.edu

Courses taught: ARTH 424. Art of Ancient Egypt

Mary Tacy

Dr. Mary Kimsey

ISAT

kimseymb@jmu.edu

Courses taught: GEOG 339. Geography of the Caribbean

Wayne Teel

Dr. Wayne Teel

ISAT

teelws@jmu.edu

Courses taught:

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Dr. Mary Thompson

English, WGSS

thompsmx@jmu.edu

Courses taught: ENG 302, ENG 410

Bill Van Norman

Dr. William Van Norman

History

vannorwc@jmu.edu

Courses taught:

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Dr. Case Watkins

Justice Studies

watki2ac@jmu.edu

Courses taught: JUST 301. Global Migration

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Dr. Andrew Witmer

History

witmerad@jmu.edu

Courses taught: HIST 355. African American History to 1865

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Dr. Kristin Wylie

Politcial Science 

wyliekn@jmu.edu

Courses taught: POSC 371. Topics in Comparative Politics 

Ms. Susan Zurbrigg

Art, Design & Art History

zurbrisd@jmu.edu

Courses taught: 

Morgan Smalls

PFF Fellow

Areas of research: Center at the intersection of Africana, women and gender, and media studies. SHe is interested in the portrayal of Black women in media and social media and the counter narratives that are created to combat sexism, racism, and the lack of representation or misrepresentation in traditional media, such as television and film. She uses popular culture as the entry point to have larger conversations about those topics. She is a critical/cultural media studies scholar. 

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