The members of the Board of Directors are appointed by the President in consultation with the other members of the Executive Board and serve a two-year term that runs concurrently with the terms of the elected officials.
Dr. Melina Abdullah, Ph.D.
California State University Los Angeles Professor
Leslie M. Alexander. Ph.D.
Rutgers University Professor
Dr. Venise T. Berry Ph.D.
University of Iowa Professor Journalism and African American Studies
Dr. Dexter Blackman, Ph.D.
Morgan State University Assistant Professor of History
Dr. Kevin Brooks, Ph.D.
East Tennessee State University Director, Mary V. Jordan Multicultural Center & Student Access and Success
Dr. Greg E. Carr, Ph.D., JD
Howard University Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Chair
Dr. Jeanette Davidson, Ph.D.
University of Oklahoma Norman, OK
Dr. Sarita Davis, Ph.D.
Georgia State University Associate Professor, Africana Studies
Dr. Bertis English, Ph.D.
Alabama State University Montgomery, AL
Dr. Ifetayo Flannery, Ph.D.
Temple University Assistant Professor
Dr. Alicia Fontnette Ph.D.
University of Delaware Assistant Professor
Dr. Valerie Grim, Ph.D.
Indiana University-Bloomington Professor
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Ph.D.
California State University, Long Beach Department Chair and Advisor
Dr. Thekima Mayasa, Ph.D.
San Diego Community College San Diego, CA
Dr. Serie McDougal, III Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles Professor
Dr. Georgene Bess Montgomery
Clark-Atlanta University Full Professor and Interim Chair
Dr. Amilcar Shabazz, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts - Amherst Amherst, MA
Dr. Alphonso Simpson, Jr., Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Director - African American Studies
Dr. Karin L. Stafford, Ph.D.
California State University, Northridge Northridge, CA
Dr. James (Jim) B. Stewart, Ph.D.
Pennsylvania State University Emeritus
Dr. Michael Tillotson, Ph.D.
State University of New York at Cortland Cortland, NY
Dr. Dorothy Tsuruta, Ph.D.
San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
Dr. Akinyele Umoja, Ph.D.
Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
Dr. Alfred Young, Ph.D.
Georgia Southern University Emeritus
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