Faculty & Staff

April Ruffin-Adams

Dr. April Ruffin-Adams joins the AADS Program as Visiting Assistant Professor beginning the Spring 2016 semester. Dr. Ruffin-Adams is a two time graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a master’s in social work (from the Joint Master of Social Work Program with North Carolina A&T) and a Ph.D. in Educational Studies. She will teach two sections of Introduction to African American Studies and Race, Class, and Social Justice. Her research interests are interdisciplinary with a focus on African American mothers, educational equity, and cultural competence.

Dr. Ruffin-Adams latest work, “Engaging African American Mothers to Understand Acts of Advocacy and Resistance: Viewpoints on Race, Power, and the Politics of Special Education”, will appear in the 2016 Critical Black Studies Reader.