Faculty Experts

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Africa
 


        Allen Ballard

Allen Ballard
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department: History


Expert in the following: African-American history; the Civil War; Soviet history
Campus phone: (518) 442-5407
Campus email: aballard@albany.edu



        Roxanne Jones Booth

Roxanne Jones Booth
College of Arts and Sciences
Lecturer
Department: Africana Studies


Expert in the following: African American church history; African American religion; African American Christian missions history; Christian missions; cross-cultural studies; Christian education
Campus phone: (518) 442-4730
Campus email: rbooth@albany.edu



        Ryan Irwin

Ryan Irwin
College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor
Department: History


Expert in the following: American foreign relations; globalization; international organizations; decolonization
Campus phone: 442-5379
Campus email: rirwin@albany.edu



        Ibram X. Kendi

Ibram X. Kendi
College of Arts and Sciences
Assistant Professor
Department: Africana Studies


Expert in the following: Diversity; higher education; racism; affirmative action; race & education; student activism; black history; Africana Studies; black politics; human rights
Campus phone: (518) 442-4729
Campus email: irogers@albany.edu



        Leonard A. Slade Jr.

Leonard A. Slade Jr.
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department: Africana Studies


Expert in the following: Black literature; black history; black poetry; and 19th century American literature, particularly author Herman Melville; American literary bibliography
Campus phone: (518) 442-4726
Campus email: lslade@albany.edu



        Marcia E.  Sutherland

Marcia E. Sutherland
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: Africana Studies


Expert in the following: Social and psychological development of black children, inclusiveness of education, transracial adoption, HIV/AIDS and people of African descent, enslavement and colonial experiences of people of African descent, black studies, mock jury trials, nonverbal behavior of people of African descent
Campus phone: (518) 442-4730
Campus email: msutherland@albany.edu



        Chris Thorncroft

Chris Thorncroft
College of Arts and Sciences
Professor
Department: Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences


Expert in the following: Tropical weather and climate; monsoons, hurricanes
Campus phone: 442-4555
Campus email: cthorncroft@albany.edu



        Oscar Williams

Oscar Williams
College of Arts and Sciences
Associate Professor
Department: Africana Studies


Expert in the following: African American history and literature; American slavery; black nationalism; black conservatism; slavery in New York
Campus phone: (518) 442-4730
Campus email: owilliams@albany.edu