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With over a decade of experience in research and curriculum development, assessment, teaching, program coordination, and student development, Sachelle has specialized her work around African American and African Diaspora culture. She most recently served as Lecturing Fellow of Duke University’s Thompson Writing Program, where her courses examined Black Power, the history and culture of African American families, Caribbean literature, and contemporary African American literature. Her research interests are in the affective experience of transnational migration in contemporary literature of the African diaspora.
In her role with the African American Cultural Center, Sachelle will focus on coordinating opportunities for faculty engagement that develop research and scholarship initiatives related to African American and African Diaspora culture. This will include fostering collaborative partnerships with academic departments, engaging in scholarship with community and academic researchers, and creating opportunities for faculty, students, and visiting scholars to present their academic research about issues that impact African descended communities. Her work will raise the academic profile of the AACC and its contributions to the intellectual community at NC State University.
Sachelle holds a PhD in English from Brown University and a BA in English from Emory University.


Angela Jenkins is the Library Coordinator for African American Cultural Center at NC State University.  She previously served as Manager of Library Research and User Services with a nonprofit hospital/healthcare organization in Princeton, New Jersey managing a library reference/research desk and providing information support to patrons, staff, and students.  Angela has over 25 years in Special Libraries.

Angela is a graduate of Rider University, located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, with a B.A. in Liberal Studies.  She is a member of the American Library Association, Special Libraries Association, and the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey.  Angela’s special  interests include African, African-American History, Cities and Suburbs, Social Inequality, Sociology of Art.

Mrs. Jenkins favorite quote is, “Who the work reaches, who has access; democratizing access to information and knowledge is the primary responsibility of everyone who has access to African American history: community, writers, mentors, and supporting organizations doing work in the front and in the back.” -Imani Perry


A student-centered scholar-practitioner, John Miller IV holds a master’s in higher education and bachelor’s in psychology with a concentration in arts entrepreneurship, both from NC State. He most recently served as residence coordinator at Duke University. While at NC State, he served as graduate assistant in NC State’s Division of Academic and Student Affairs and as undergraduate student programming assistant at the African American Cultural Center (AACC).

As a professional diversity educator, Miller is dedicated to empowering others to develop their understanding of cultural competency while advocating for the representation and inclusion of minoritized communities within systems of oppression. His life motto is “Adinkrahene. AYA. Sankofa.” (Lead. Endure. Remember.)

In his role as program coordinator, Miller will lead programming initiatives, including planning and executing the AACC signature events, which include Harambee, Kwanzaa, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus Commemoration, Blacks in Wax Live Museum and the Ebony Harlem Awards, as well as working with campus and community partners to coordinate programs that bring awareness of and appreciation for African Diasporic culture and history. Miller will also coordinate the AACC Gallery’s exhibitions, lead the AACC’s social media and digital communication efforts, and advise the AYA Ambassadors student group.


Tonya will work with vendors to process contracts, invoices and payments, monitor and track programming expenses and support the AACC staff in the coordination of a variety of student-focused programs and activities as well as faculty engagement and interdisciplinary research initiatives.

Tonya holds a Master’s in General Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Saint Augustine’s University.