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Melinda Adams

Dr. Melinda Adams

Political Science

Courses taught: POSC 353: African Politics

Aderonke Adesanya

Dr. Aderonke Adesanya

Minor Coordinator

Art History

Courses taught:

Lauren Alleyne

Ms. Lauren Alleyne


Courses taught:

Emeka Anaza

Dr. Emeka Anaza

Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management

Courses taught:

Bethany Bryson

Dr. Bethany Bryson


Courses taught:

Liam Buckley

Dr. Liam Buckley


Courses taught:

Jennifer Coffman

Dr. Jennifer Coffman

International Programs; Integrated Science and Technology; Founder and Director of the Kenya Field School (summer program)

Courses taught: GEOG 335: Geography of Africa, various courses for the Kenya Field School, occasional special topics courses linked to Africa


Dr. Michael L. Deaton

Integrated Science and Technology

Courses taught: 

Christopher Ian Foster

Christopher Ian Foster, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Courses taught: ENG 413. Advanced Studies in Literature and Ideas: Global Black Literature

Joanne Gabbin

Dr. Joanne Gabbin

English; The Furious Flower Poetry Center

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

Mollie Godfrey

Dr. Mollie Godfrey


Courses taught: ENG 299. Writing about Literature, ENG 260. Survey of African American Literature

Dr. Justin Henriques


Courses taught: 

Lamont King

Dr. Lamont King

History; Associate Director of the Ghana Summer Program

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

Joshua Linder

Dr. Joshua Linder


Courses taught:

Iain Maclean

Dr. Iain Maclean


Courses taught: REL 330. Religions of Africa and the African Diaspora, and REL 380. Contemporary Theologies

Brillian Besi Muhonja

Dr. Brillian Besi Muhonja

Africana Studies; Women's and Gender Studies; English

Courses taught: 

Adebayo Ogundipe

Dr. Adebayo Ogundipe


Courses taught: 

John Ott

Dr. John Ott

Art History

Courses taught:

David Owusu-Ansah

Dr. David Owusu-Ansah

Director of the Ghana Summer Program; History

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

Steven Reich

Dr. Steven Reich


Courses taught: HIST 356. African American History since 1865

Sofia Samatar

Dr. Sofia Samatar


Courses taught: 

Kate Stevens

Dr. Kathryn Stevens

Madison Art Collection

Courses taught: ARTH 424. Art of Ancient Egypt

Mary Tacy

Dr. Mary Kimsey


Courses taught: GEOG 339. Geography of the Caribbean

Wayne Teel

Dr. Wayne Teel


Courses taught:

Bill Van Norman

Dr. William Van Norman


Courses taught:

Andrew Witmer

Dr. Andrew Witmer


Courses taught: HIST 355. African American History to 1865