Chair

Gerald Early
Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters
PhD, Cornell University
(English)

Endowed Professors

Jean Allman
J.H. Hexter Professor in the Humanities
PhD, Northwestern University
(History)

John Baugh
Margaret Bush Wilson Professor in Arts & Sciences
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
(Linguistics)

Professors

Tim Parsons
PhD, Johns Hopkins University
(History)

Geoff Ward
PhD, University of Michigan
(Sociology)

Carol Camp Yeakey
PhD, Northwestern University
(Education)

Rafia Zafar
PhD, Harvard University
(English)

Associate Professors

J. Dillon Brown
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
(English)

Garrett Duncan
PhD, The Claremont Graduate School
(Education)

William J. Maxwell
PhD, Duke University
(English)

Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr.
PhD, Northwestern University
(African-American Studies and Gender Studies)

Shanti Parikh
PhD, Yale University
(Anthropology)

Assistant Professors

Jonathan Fenderson
PhD, University of Massachusetts
(African-American Studies)

Sowande’ Mustakeem
PhD, Michigan State University
(History)

Artist-in-Residence

Ron Himes
Henry Hampton Jr. Distinguished Artist-in-Residence
BA, Washington University

Senior Lecturers

Rudolph Clay
MLS, University of Michigan
(Library Science)

Mungai Mutonya
PhD, Michigan State University
(Linguistics)

Wilmetta Toliver-Diallo
PhD, Stanford University
(History)

Lecturer

El Hadji Samba Amadou Diallo
PhD, School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences - Paris
(History & Anthropology)