Faculty and Staff


Program Coordinator


Louis Moore

Louis Moore

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Davis
History Department
Coordinator, African/African American Studies
Areas of Interest: African-American History, US 20th-century, Sports History, Gender
(616) 331-2852
D-1-114 Mackinac Hall
moorelou@gvsu.edu


Faculty


Tracy Flemming

Tracy Flemming

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Area and Global Studies
Areas of Interest: African and African American Studies
(616) 331-8150
107 Lake Ontario Hall
flemmint@gvsu.edu

Jack Mangala

Jack Mangala

Professor
Ph.D., Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
Area and Global Studies
Political Science Department

Areas of Interest: African Politics, Migration, Diaspora Engagement Policy, Global Governance
(616) 331-8512
101 Lake Ontario Hall
mangalaj@gvsu.edu

Richard Yidana

Richard Yidana

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Binghamton University-State University of New York
Area and Global Studies
Sociology Department

Areas of Interest: Social Movements, Anticolonial and National Liberation Movements (Africa & the African Diaspora), Development & Culture (Africa, Asia, and Latin America), Ethno-Nationalism and Social Change (Developing World)
(616) 331-3183
2151 Au Sable Hall
yidanar@gvsu.edu


Affiliate Faculty


Steeve Buckridge

Steeve O. Buckridge

Professor
Ph.D., Ohio State University
History Department
Director, Area and Global Studies
Areas of Interest: African History, Caribbean History, Material Culture, Gender and Sexuality
(616) 331-8550
105 Lake Ontario Hall
buckrids@gvsu.edu

Regis Fox

Regis Fox

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California
English Department
Areas of Interest: African American Literary and Cultural Studies, Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Feminist Theory
(616)331-3685
229 Lake Huron Hall
foxregis@gvsu.edu

Dianne Green-Smith

Dianne Green-Smith

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Loyola University-Chicago
School of Social Work
Areas of Interest: Therapy with families and children, couples therapy, parenting groups, pregnancy and infant adoption, chronic health issues, and marriage preparation, HIV / AIDS education and counseling with a special emphasis on sub-Saharan African immigrant women
(616) 331-6565
333-C Richard M. DeVos Center
greensmd@gvsu.edu

Sherry Johnson

Sherry Johnson

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
English Department
Areas of Interest: 19th & 20th Century African-American Literature, Neo-Slave Narratives, Diasporic Black Women’s Writing, 19th & 20th Century African-American Visual Culture, Multicultural Literature, Rhetoric of Multiculturalism
(616) 331-2385
248 Lake Huron Hall
johnsshe@gvsu.edu

Rachel Peterson

Rachel Peterson

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Liberal Studies Department
Areas of Interest: Liberal Studies
(616) 331-8151
319 Lake Ontario Hall 
petersra@gvsu.edu

Rik Stevenson

Rik Stevenson

Part-time Faculty
ABD, Michigan State University
Area and Global Studies
Areas of Interest: Middle Passage, Diaspora Studies, Slave Ship Maritime Studies and Archaeology
(616) 331-8110
110 Lake Ontario Hall 
stevrobe@gvsu.edu

Veta Tucker

Veta Tucker

Professor Emeritus of English and African American Studies
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Veta taught early American and African American literature, African American Studies and Black Women's History at GVSU for 19 years

Dwayne Tunstall

Dwayne Tunstall

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Philosophy Department
Areas of Interest: How Africana philosophy, existential phenomenology, moral philosophy, religious ethics, and classical American philosophy can complement one another when thinking about issues of moral agency, personal identity, race, and the legacy of Western modernity
(616) 331-3415
B-3-211 Mackinac Hall
tunstald@gvsu.edu

Anaya Weekley

Ayana Weekley

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Areas of Interest: Race, Gender, and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Black Feminist Studies, and Periodical Studies
(616) 331-8173
215 Lake Ontario Hall
weekleya@gvsu.edu

Olivia Williams

Olivia A. Williams

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University
College of Education
Areas of Interest: Cross Cultural Cross Racial Friendship in Middle School, Blacks (A/A; Caribbean; African) in schools, Non-traditional families (same gender parents; teen parents; grandparents raising grandchildren) in schools, Desegregation-Re-segregation of U.S. Schools, and Urban Education
(616) 331-6610
451-C Richard M. DeVos Center
williaol@gvsu.edu



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