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Dean of students
Interested in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement in the South and what the movement should mean on college campuses today. Regular campus presenter on black history.
Studies American cultural history from 1865 to 1930. Has written two books: "Dancing to a Black Man's Tune: A Life of Scott Joplin" (1994) about the black musician; and "A Consuming Faith: The Social Gospel and Modern American Culture" (1991) about Protestant reformers.
Studies cultural and historical issues relating to African-Americans.
Conducts research in African-American history and the history of race relations. Author of "From a Caste to a Minority." Has been an editor of the New England Journal of Black Studies since 1990.
Program, Purdue Calumet
Versed in black studies, particularly black female writers and the Harlem renaissance.
Director, African-American Studies and Research
Is an editor of the "American Philosophical Association Newsletter." Is the author of "Philosophy Born of Struggle" and "Philosophy of Alain Loche."
Conducted campus climate survey on attitudes about diversity with a grant from Lilly Endowment. Chaired Purdue University committee that drafted anti-harassment policy in 1994. Policy has since become a model for other colleges and universities. Developed Diversi-Team, a group of faculty, staff and students that conducts workshops and seminars about cultural diversity and tolerance. Daughter of a Tuskegee airman who sued the federal government during World War II to allow blacks to train and serve as military combat pilots.