Faculty and Staff

Africana Studies Faculty

Lauren Anderson

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and History

Education: Ph.D., Michigan State University; B.A., Arizona State University

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Festus Cole

Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and History

Education: PhD, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London; MA, History, University of Sierra Leone; PGDE, Post Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Sierra Leone; BA Hon, History, University of Sierra Leone.

Heather Frey

Admin. Assist., Hist/Poli Sci, Soc/Anthro/Scl Wrk and Phil.

Heather Frey is the Administrative Assistant for the departments of Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, History, Africana Studies, and Philosophy.

Martin Klammer

Professor of English

Education: Ph.D., English, University of Iowa; M.A., English, University of Iowa College of Law; M.A., Religion, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago; B.A., Honors English, University of Oregon

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Richard Mtisi

Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History

Education: Ph.D., History, University of Iowa; M.A., African Economic History, University of Zimbabwe; B.A., Economic History, University of Zimbabwe

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Novian Whitsitt

Professor of Africana Studies and English

Education: Ph.D., African Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A. African Studies, University of California Los Angeles; B.S., International Relations, Stanford University

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Lawrence Williams


Education: Ph.D., University of Iowa; M.A., University of Iowa; M. Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; B.A., Kentucky State University