Dr. David Agum
Visiting Assistant Professor

Ph.D. from Temple University

Specialty Areas: African History, African Literature, African Social and Political Thought, African-American and African Diaspora Literature.

Research Areas:Africana Historiography, African Renaissance, 20th Century African History, African Intellectual History, African Civilizations, Pan-Africanism, 20th Century African and African Diaspora Literature.

Office: BA 118B Phone: (518) 442-4830 dagum@albany.edu

Dr. Allen Ballard
Visiting Professor

Ph.D. from Harvard University

Specialty Area:African-American History

Special Honors:Fulbright Scholar, Collins Fellow

Office: SS 060K Phone: (518) 442-5300 aballard@albany.edu

Dr. Daphne R Chandler
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin - Madison

Specialty Areas:Pathological Culture and Thought in European Systems, African and African Diasporan Achievement and Identity, African American Child Development, School Psychology, Research Methods.

Research Areas: Resistance Against Racism/White Supremacy, Understanding the Impacts of Racism/White Supremacy on Pan-African Identity, Health, and Development, Woman’s Health and Childbirth, Indigenous Histories and Cultures for Pan-African Families.

Office: BA 118D   Phone:(518) 442-4728 drchandler@albany.edu

Dr. Michelle Harris

Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan

Specialty Areas:Social Psychology, Social Determinants of Health, American Immigration

Research Areas:Immigrant Mental Health, Social Determinants of Health, Perceived Discrimination, Indigenous Identity, Global Indigeneity

Office: BA 118E    Phone: (518) 442-4729 maharris@albany.edu

Dr. Leonard A. Slade, Jr.
Professor, Adjunct Professor of English

Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
L.H.D. from Kentucky State University

Specialty Areas: Black Literature, Poetry, Creative Writing, 19th Century American Literature (Herman Melville), English Composition and Rhetoric, The Black Essay, English Education, Textual Editing, American Literary Bibliography

Research Areas: Black American Poetry, George Moses Horton (First Black Poet of the South).

Selected Publications:For the Love of Freedom,Triumph,Sweet Solitude: New and Selected Poems

Special Honors:Collins Fellow, Citizen Academic Laureate, Excellence in Teaching Awardee, Poetry Gold Medal of Excellence

Office: BA 118A    Phone: (518) 442-4726 LSlade@albany.edu

Dr. Marcia Sutherland
Associate Professor

Ph.D. from Howard University

Specialty Areas: African (Black) Psychology, The Social and Psychological Development of Black Children, and Research Methods.

Research Areas: Caribbean Immigrants in the United Kingdom, African (Black) Psychology from a Global Perspective, and the HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Africa and in the Diaspora.

Special Honors:Excellence in Teaching Awardee

Office: BA 115 Phone: (518) 442-4730 ms781@albany.edu

Dr. Oscar R. Williams
Associate Professor and Chair

Ph.D. from The Ohio State University

Specialty Areas: African American History, African American Literature, American Slavery, and Black Nationalism.

Research Areas: 20th Century African American History, 19th Century African American History (with emphasis on Antebellum Slavery), and African American Intellectual History.

Office: BA 115B Phone:(518)442-4593 owilliams@albany.edu