Current Courses – Fall 2016
African American Literature – covering D. Walker, W.E.B. Du Bois, A. Baraka, L. Hughes and Z.N. Hurston
Critical Readings in Afr. American Literature
Teaching African American Studies – Graduate
Representing Race – Undergraduate (online)
Courses Recently Taught (2012-2014):
African American Literature
Representing Race – Online
Representing Race -Class
Blacks in Cinema
Courses Taught 2010-2013
Women Writers in Black Literature
Historical Significance of Race
Blacks in Cinema (Multiple sections)
History of African American Theater
Mass Media and Black Communication
Harlem Renaissance (Graduate Course)
African American History Since the 1900’s
Introduction to African American Studies
Contemporary Black Poetry – Pennsylvania Literacy Corps and
Service Learning Course
Studies in African American Literature,
Pennsylvania Literacy Corps and Service Learning Course
Dimensions of Racism
Literature of Black Power Revolution (Graduate course)
Readings in Sixties Protest Writing (Graduate course)
Intellectual Heritage “52” – 1993-2003
(John Locke, S. Freud, K. Marx, C. Darwin, Romanticism, M.K. Gandhi and Arthur Miller,
UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING, INDEPENDENT STUDY and SENIOR THESIS: 2009-2016 Academic Years
- Michael Wickliff, African American Studies Junior, Independent Study, 2013. “Blacklisting the Black Artist During the 1940s and 50s.”
- Zaina Sesay, African American Studies Senior, Independent Study 2013. Research Paper Topic: “Justice, Prejudice and Black Film.”
- Mc Nair Scholar – Michael Wickliff, Advisor/Director for Grant Research Project, “Paul Robeson’s Activist Self.” 2011-2012.
- MLA Thesis Advisor for Sabrina Joy DeVose: “Like-Minded: The Constructive Participation of White in the African American Civil Rights Movement” Spring/Summer 2011.
- MLA Thesis Advisor for Latoia Winston, “Human Relationships in African American Theater: Ntozake Shange and Lorraine Hansberry, A Comparative Study” Spring/Summer 2010, Master of Liberal Arts Degree, Temple University Graduation/Senior Thesis Advisor for Danielle Pinnock,
6. “Heights by Great Women, Reached and Kept: Fabulation by Lynn Nottage” Spring/Summer 2010.
GRADUATE ADVISING AND DIRECTING STUDENT DISSERTATIONS: (Completed and/or in Progress)
Dissertation Committee Member: Jordan Denson, Ph.D., 2016- present
Major Advisor: Shanise Redmon, Graduate Student
Major Advisor: Christopher Viscuso, Graduate Student
Major Advisor: Michael Wickliffe, M.A. 2015- February 2016
Advisor and Committee Member: Stephanie James Wilson “The Politics of Teaching History: New Jersey Schools Amistad Law” 2015 – present; Ph.D. Candidate.
Dissertation Committee Member: Anthony Dandridge, (Dissertation Title Pending). (Ph.D.) 2014 – present
Dissertation Advisor: Christina Harris – Fall 2014- present; “Africana Writers and Travel Writing, 19th Century and Beyond”
Major Advisor, Amir Abdurrahman, Ph.D. Candidate. (2007-present), Student completed Comprehensive Exams.
Dissertation Advisor: Jorge L. Serrano, Major Advisor, and Doctoral Dissertation Advisor: “African Antiquity and the African American Literary Design of Civilization: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, William Edward Burghardt Du Bois and the Case for Multiplicity” successfully defended in October, 2007. Ph.D.
Dissertation Advisor: Alli Chambers, “Cultural Solidarity, Free Space and African Consciousness in the Formation of the Black Fraternity,” Defended May, 2011.
Dissertation Advisor: Weldon M. Johnson, “To Proclaim Liberty to the Captives”: The Pan African Orthodox Christian Church and its Relationship to Black Liberation Theory”, Successfully Defended on April 19, 2010.
Major Advisor, and Doctoral Dissertation Advisor: Jessica James, “Neighborhood’s Impact on School Age Children”, and Dissertation Major Advisor, Chairperson of the Dissertation Committee, successfully defended in 2007. Ph.D.
Major Advisor: Robert Miller, “African Horse Culture”, Major Advisor and Doctoral Dissertation Committee Chair, successfully defended in 2003. Ph.D.
Major Advisor, and Dissertation Chair: Joe Fitzgerald, “Days of Roses and Wine”, Ph.D. Dissertation Chair, successfully defended in 2005, Ph.D.
Dissertation Committee Member: Will Boone, “African American Resistance and Black Arts Movement,” successfully defended in 2005, Ph.D.
Dissertation Committee Member: Asia V. Austin Colter, “An African Centered Analysis of Leadership in Three Alternative Education Schools in Philadelphia”, completed in 2005, Ph.D
Denise Campbell, “Black Girls and Shirley Temple Syndrome”,
(M.A. thesis defense scheduled for December 2008 was then cancelled; the student could not complete the requirements towards the degree).
Denise King, “Another Shade of Brown: School Desegregation in Georgia”, July, 2009. Master of Liberal Arts Degree, Temple University.
Jorge Serrano, “Afrocentricity and African Aesthetics in Salvation Literature”, Major Advisor, completed in 2007. Ph.D.
Jessica James, “Neighborhood’s Impact on School Age Children”, Dissertation Major Advisor, Chairperson of the Dissertation Committee, completed in 2007. Ph.D.
Robert Miller, “African Horse Culture”, Advisor and PhD dissertation chairperson, completed in 2003. Ph.D.
Joe Fitzgerald, “Days of Roses and Wine”, PhD dissertation Chair, completed in 2005, Ph.D.
Dissertation Committee Member: Will Boone, “African American Resistance and Black Arts Movement”, Ph.D. completed in 2005.
Dissertation Committee Member: Asia V. Austin Colter, “An African Centered Analysis of Leadership in Three Alternative Education Schools in Philadelphia”, PH. D completed in 2005.