African American Studies Faculty

Faculty in Saint Louis University's African American Studies Program draw expertise from a variety of academic disciplines, including the arts, English and communication, history, political science and psychology.

Karla Scott, Ph.D.

Director of African American Studies
Joint appointment in African American Studies and Department of Communication

Olubukola Gbadegesin, Ph.D.

Joint appointment in African American Studies and Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Jonathan Smith, Ph.D.

African American Studies and Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement   

Katrina Thompson, Ph.D.

Joint appointment in African American Studies and Department of History

Crosslisted Courses Faculty

Eddie Clark, Ph.D.*

Department of Psychology

Nathan Grant, Ph. D.*

Department of English

Richard D. Harvey, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology

George O. Ndege, Ph.D.*

Department of History

Joya F. Uraizee, Ph.D.*

Department of English

Emmanuel Uwalaka, Ph.D.

Department of Political Science

* Indicates member of African American Studies Advisory Committee

Memberships

Saint Louis University's African American Studies Program is an institutional member of the National Council of Black Studies, Inc. (NCBS).

Ernest A. Calloway Teaching Award

Each year, the Society of African American Studies awards the Ernest A. Calloway Teaching Award to a University faculty member whose efforts in the classroom reflected Calloway's commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion.

The award, named for a late Saint Louis University professor, was established by Saint Louis University alumnus Brian Shelton. The award is given annually during Sankofa, the African American graduate recognition ceremony held during pre-commencement activities.

Previous Calloway Award Winners

  • 2014: Jonathan Smith, Ph.D.
  • 2013: Karla Scott, Ph.D.
  • 2012: Stefan Bradley, Ph.D.