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List of Professors

Name Years at Michigansort icon Position

Harold Wright Cruse

1968 - 1984
Professor of History
Professor of Afro American & African Studies

Godfrey N. Uzoigwe

1970 - 1984
Professor of History and African and African American Studies

Ozzie Lee Edwards

1972 - 1978
Associate Professor of Sociology
Director of African and African American Studies

James O. Horton

1973 - 1976
Assistant Professor of History and African and African American Studies

Teshome G. Wagaw

1975 - 2003
Professor of Education, Afroamerican and African studies

Gayl A. Jones

1976 - 1984
Associate Professor of English Language and Literature

Vonnie C. McLoyd

1978 - 2003
Professor of Psychology and African and African American Studies

Barbara Jeane Fields

1978 - 1986
Associate Professor of History & African and African American Studies

Christopher O. Davis-Roberts

1979
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Afro-American Studies

Thomas C. Holt

1979 - 1988
Professor of History & African and African American Studies

Walter R. Allen

1981 - 1991
Professor of Sociology and Afro-American and African Studies

Frederick Cooper

1982 - 2003
Professor of AfroAmerican & African Studies
Profesor of History
Charles Gibson Collegiate Professor of History

Michael Awkward

1986 - 1997
Professor of English Language and Literature & African and African American Studies

Gracia C. Clark

1987 - 1995
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Afro-American Studies

Keletso E. Atkins

1989 - 1996
Associate Professor of History
Associate Professor of African and African American Studies

Marlon B. Ross

1989 - 2003
Professor of English Language and Literature & African and African American Studies

Robin D. G. Kelley

1990 - 1994
Associate Professor of History & African and African American Studies

N. Frank Ukadike

1990
Assistant Professor of Communications, Afro-American Studies

Ebenezer M. Quarcoopome

1991 - 1998
Assistant Professor History of Art
Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies

Elsa Barkley Brown

1991 - 1997
Assistant Professor of History

Patricia Hill-Collins

1994
Presidential Professor of Women's Studies
Presidential Professor of Afro-American and African Studies

Arlene Rosemary Keizer

1997 - 2004
Associate Professor African and African American Studies
Associate Professor of English Language & Literature

Michele Mitchell

1998 - 2007
Associate Professor of AfroAmerican and African Studies
Associate Professor of History

Ifeoma C. Nwankwo

1999 - 2006
Associate Professor of AfroAmerican and African Studies
Associate Professor of English Language & Literature

Catherine R. Squires

1999 - 2007
Assistant Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Derrick L. Cogburn

1999 - 2004
Assistant Professor of Information
Assistant Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies

Coleman Austin Jordan

2000 - 2004
Assistant Professor of Architecture
Assistant Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies

Frances K. Gateward

2000 - 2003
Assistant Professor of Film & Video Studies
Assistant Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies

Augustin F. C. Holl

2000 - 2009
Professor of AfroAmerican & African Studies
Professor of Anthropology
Curator, Museum of Anthropology

Jacqueline R. Francis

2000 - 2008
Assistant Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies
Assistant Professor, History of Art

Derrick I M Gilbert

2002 - 2006
Assistant Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies
Assistant Professor, Residential College

Alain Michel Mabanckou

2004 - 2006
Assistant Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies
Assistant Professor of Romance Languages & Literatures

Sean H. Jacobs

2005 - 2009
Assistant Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies