Africa Experts

Irwin Portrait
Department of History
Associate Professor & Director of the Institute for History and Public Engagement
Areas of expertise: American foreign relations, globalization, international organizations, decolonization
Dr. Marcia Sutherland
Department of Africana Studies, Department of Psychology
Associate Professor and Africana Studies Undergraduate Program Advisor
Areas of expertise: 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
Christopher Thorncroft
Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, Department of Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences
Director, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center and Professor
Areas of expertise: Tropical weather and climate, monsoons, hurricanes