Faculty & Staff

Michael D. Cauthen

Michael D. Cauthen is a Senior Lecturer in African American and African Diaspora Studies. He teaches several courses, including, Introduction to African American Studies, Theories in African American Studies, and Understanding Race.  He has published, and delivered papers, on race, race and education, the race and intelligence debate, and the “Black-White test score gap.” He also co-authored a 2009 book entitled, The Student Athlete’s Guide to College Recruitment. Mr. Cauthen was selected for inclusion in the 2004 Who’s Who among America’s Teachers; and was the president of the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society, from 2006-2008. He is currently the chair of our Program’s Whitney “Whitty” Ransome Scholarship in African American and African Diaspora Studies Committee. He is currently working on a book which explores a synthesis of social scientific theory with revolutionary findings (and predictions) in astrobiology, astronomy, and physics; especially the conjecture that we may have doppelgangers or molecular doubles in parallel universes.

Selected Papers and presentations

  • “How social inequality ‘embodies’ racial biology,” 62nd Annual Meeting of the South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society, High Point University, Feb. 2018
  • “The race and intelligence debate: an epistemic crisis,” The SAPES Journal, in print, 2017.
  • “African America on the edge of infinity: re-envisioning its past, present, and future,” the Conversations with the Community Series, by UNCG’s African American and African Diaspora Studies Program, 2017. Talk examined prospects for synthesizing social scientific theory, and African American Studies with revolutionary findings in astronomy, physics, and genetics.
  • Dramatic but Unrecognized Changes in the Cognitive Ability of Black Americans,” Fortieth Annual National Convention of the National Council of Black Studies, Charlotte, North Carolina, March 2016
  • Cauthen, M. D., and Dr. N. F. Woods. “The Incredible Henrietta Lacks.” UNCG, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Contemporary Issues Forums. Greensboro, North Carolina, September 2013
  • “Matters of race and place,” in N. F. Woods’ Rooted in the soul: an Introduction to African American Studies and the African American experience. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company 2012.

mdcauthe@uncg.edu