Faculty

Dr. Berhane Araia 

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina

Specialty Area: Political Sociology, Social Theory

Research Areas: Nationalism and Ethnicity in Africa, Public opinion, Sexual behavior, and Horn of Africa

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


Dr. Allen Ballard 

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. Nicholas Creary 

Lecturer

Dr. Nicholas Creary  

 

 

 

 

Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

Specialty Areas: African history, African liberation movements, Religion in Africa. 

Research Areas: African literary and cultural nationalist movements, African interactions with the so-called “West”.

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


Dr. Kwadwo A. Sarfoh 

Associate Professor

Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati

Specialty Areas: African Resource Development, Developmental Economics, and West African History and Politics

Research Areas: The Process of Development in Africa with emphasis on Population Mobility and Migration, African Immigrants in the United States, and Water Resources in Africa.

Special Honors:

Excellence in Professional Service Awardee

Office: BA 118C    Phone: (518) 442-4725 ksarfoh@albany.edu


Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

(formerly Ibram H. Rogers) 

Assistant Professor

Dr.  Ibram Rogers

Ph.D. from Temple University

Specialty Area: African American History and Thought

Research Areas: Black Campus Movement, Black Student Activism, Racial History of Higher Education, History of Africana Studies, Civil Rights and Black Power Studies, American Intellectual History.

Selected Publications

The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965-1972 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Office: BA 118E Phone: (518) 442-4729 irogers@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

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

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 orw@albany.edu