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Core Program Faculty

Noelle Morrisette

Dr. Noelle Morrissette

Director
Director of AADS & Associate Professor of English

Email: namorris@uncg.edu

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Dr. Omar H. Ali

Professor & Dean of Lloyd International Honors College

Email: ohali@uncg.edu

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Dr. Sarah Jane Cervenak

Professor (joint appointment with WGSS)

Email: sjcerven@uncg.edu

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Dr. Hewan Girma

Assistant Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies

Email: h_girma@uncg.edu

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Affiliated AADS Faculty

Dr. David Aarons
Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology, School of Music, College of Visual & Performing Arts 

 

Dr. Deborah H. Barnes
Adjunct Professor, African American & African Diaspora Studies

 

Dr. DeAnne Davis Brooks
AP Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Kinesiology, School of Health & Human Sciences

 

Dr. Shelly Brown-Jeffy
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences

 

Dr. Torren Gatson
Assistant Professor, Department of History, College of Arts & Sciences

 

Dr. Cerise L. Glenn
Professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Arts & Sciences

 

Dr. Joseph L. Graves, Jr.
Professor, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering

 

Dr. Rhonda D. Jones
Adjunct Professor, African American & African Diaspora Studies

 

Nodia Mena
Researcher, School of Education & Lloyd International Honors College

 

Demetrius Noble
Adjunct Professor, African American & African Diaspora Studies

 

Dr. Elizabeth Perrill
Professor, Art History, School of Art, College of Visual & Performing Arts

 

Dr. Neelofer Qadir
Assistant Professor, English and International and Global Studies, College of Arts & Sciences

 

Dr. April Ruffin-Adams
Adjunct Professor, African American & African Diaspora Studies

 

Natalie Sowell
Associate Professor/School Director, Theatre, College of Visual & Performing Arts 

 

Visiting AADS Fellow  

Monica Carrillo
Visiting Fellow, Lloyd International Honors College

 

 

AADS Staff

Chris Munster
Program Associate

Chris has been Program Associate with AADS since 2022. He graduated from the UNCG Public History master’s program in  2022 and earned his B.A. in Elementary Education from Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia in 2015.