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Faculty Affiliates

KAREN BULLOCK
Professor
Social Work

Research and Scholarly Areas: cancer care; oncology; hospice and palliative care; cultural competence; gerontology; behavioral health.

CHRISTY BYRD
Assistant Professor
Teacher Education and Learning Sciences

Research and Scholarly Areas: campus racial climate; students learning about diversity and culture; social justice education.

QIANA R. CRYER-COUPET
Assistant Professor
Social Work

Research and Scholarly Areas: father involvement; kinship care; adolescent health and well-being.

CELESTE CURINGTON
Assistant Professor
Sociology and Anthropology

Research and Scholarly Areas: social inequality, including inequalities by gender and gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexuality, nationality, and citizenship.

JESSICA DECUIR-GUNBY
Professor
Teacher Education and Learning Sciences

Research and Scholarly Areas: race and racial identity (including Critical Race Theory); research methods (with an emphasis on Mixed Methods); emotions and education (with a focus on race).

ELAN HOPE
Assistant Professor
Psychology

Research and Scholarly Areas: sociopolitical development, critical consciousness, racial identity, and racial discrimination among youth from marginalized communities.

EBONY JONES
Assistant Professor
History

Research and Scholarly Areas: histories of Atlantic world slavery; the transatlantic slave trade; imperial crime and punishment.

OWEN J. KALINGA
Professor
History

Research and Scholarly Areas: Lake Malawi/Northern Zambezia region.

ARION KENNEDY
Assistant Professor
Molecular and Structural Biochemistry

Research and Scholarly Areas: obesity; diabetes; metabolism; immunology.

MOSES KHISA
Assistant Professor
Political Science and Africana Studies

Research and Scholarly Areas: comparative and international political economy focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa.

KEVIN RICHARDSON
Assistant Professor
Philosophy and Religious Studies

Research and Scholarly Areas: philosophy of language; metaphysics.

CHRISTOPHER S. TRAVERS
Teaching Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development

Research and Scholarly Areas: factors affecting the educational experiences of racially/ethnically minoritized students, with a specific focus on Black college men; various contributors (e.g., individual, psychological, academic, environmental, institutional) to student success outcomes.