Dr. Leonard A. Slade, Jr.
PhD in English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
LHD from Kentucky State University
LHD from Elizabeth City State University of the University of North Carolina System
Areas of Specialty: Nineteenth Century American Literature; Herman Melville, American Literary Bibliography, African American Literature, Black American Poetry, Creative Writing, and English Composition and Rhetoric, Traditional English Grammar, Black Essays, and Textual Editing.
Research Interests: George Moses Horton, African American Autobiography and Biography in Poetry and Prose, and the interdisciplinarity of English Literature and African American Literature.
Special Honors: President's Excellence in Teaching Award, Collins Fellow, and Citizen Academic Laureate