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Billi J. Johnson

Professor

513-556-1509

Education

BA, Oberlin College Oberlin, Ohio, 1975 (English and American Literature)

MA, Miami University Oxford, Ohio, 1977 (American Literature Linguistics)

ABD, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, 1990 (Theoretical Linguistics)

Presentations
Colloquium

Billi Johnson, Professor of Africana Studies; Robin Martin, Senior Vice Provost for Academic AffairsKay Kinoshita, Professor of Physics; Carolette Norwood, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies; Bridgette Peteet, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Olga Sanmiguel-Valderrama, Assistant Professor of WGSS; Giao Tran, Associate Professor of Psychology, et al.(03-25-2013)."Women of Color Faculty" Roundtable .427 TUC. UC. Level:University

Lecture

Billi Johnson (2013. )Octavia Butler .Class visit. UC. Level:Department

Service

A & S Senate (Executive Advisory Committee )Member Type:Departmental Service Level:College 2012 -2013

(A & S Senate )Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2012 -2013

(RPT Committee )Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2012 -2013

(RPT Revision Committee )Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2013 -To Present

(Curriculum Committee )Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 08-2012 -To Present

Positions and Work Experience

1980 -1990 Instructor, English Composition, African-American Lit. Introductory Linguistics, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

1990 -To Present Professor, Professor of Africana Literature, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

1989 -1992 Instructor, African American Literature Intro. To Linguistics, Wilmington College, Warren & Lebanon Correctional Institution , Lebanon, OH

Research and Practice Interests

Afrofuturism, Africana Poetry

Preferred Information

Professor, Johnson, Billi

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Cassandra L Jones

Asst Professor , A&S Africana Studies

French Hall

513-556-0350

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Charles E Jones

Professor, Department Head , A&S Africana Studies

3624 French Hall

513-556-3584

Professor, Charles E. Jones, is an architect in the field of African-American studies.. At Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va., Jones’s first job, he built a minor program in black studies and headed the Institute for the Study of Minority Issues. Then he went on to Georgia State where he built an undergraduate program and then a master’s program. Dr. Jones is a board member of the National Council of Black Studies (NCBS), the leading professional organization for those in the field of African-American studies. Jones has spent a career grooming the future of Africana studies—from building programs to doing original research to encouraging students in the classroom. Now he is looking forward to completing his “marathon,” as he refers to his career, at UC. He is currently teaching Black Politics and Intro to Africana Studies.
Education

Ph.D., Washington State University 1985

M.A., University of Idaho 1979

B.A., Fayetteville State University Fayetteville, N.C. , 1976

Research Support

Another thing Jones is looking forward to publishing is a comprehensive history of the Black Panther Party. He’s already the editor of the anthology “The Black Panther Party Reconsidered (1998),” and now Jones is working on a manuscript which examines the entire history of the party, from its beginnings in 1966 to the end in 1982, inclusive of all its many chapters across the country. “I have conducted extensive archival and interview work. I’ve interviewed over 80 former party members and another 10 to 15 movement people, plus I have another 40 interviews other people have done. I have 15 to 20 boxes of material I’ve collected. I finally have some time to go through all of this material and start the writing process. I’m looking forward to completing the manuscript as it’s been a labor of love for a long time.” Jones is working to complete the book by 2016 so its publication will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party.

Grant: #SRS 007770 Investigators:Jones, Charles; Kershaw, Terry 07-01-2011 -06-30-2016 National Council for Black Studies National Office - National Council for Black Studies Role:PI $201,748.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #NCBS 2018-2020 Investigators:Jones, Charles 07-01-2018 -06-30-2020 National Council for Black Studies MOU - National Council for Black Studies 2018 - 2020 Role:PI $80,133.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Honors and Awards

National Council of Black Studies Administrative Institute Fellow, funded by the Ford Foundation.

African-American Research and Development Grant, Provost Office, Georgia State University, 1995.

African-American Research and Development Grant, Provost Office, Georgia State University, 1994.

College of Arts and Letters Faculty Research Grant, Old Dominion University, 1993.

Outstanding Faculty Award, Old Dominion University (Division of Student Services), 1992.

Co-Project Director, "Beyond the Vote: Contributions of African-American Women to Community Life in Hampton Roads" funded by Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy, 1992.

Outstanding Minority Alumnus, Washington State University, 1991.

Project Director, "Faculty and Curriculum Development in African American Studies," funded by the Virginia State Council for Higher Education, 1990. Outstanding Faculty Service Award, (Office of Minority Student Programs), 1990.

Outstanding Faculty Award, Old Dominion University (NAACP Student Chapter), 1990.

Old Dominion University Summer Faculty Research Fellowship, 1990. College of Arts and Letters Faculty Research Grant, Old Dominion University, 1989.

Fulbright-Hays Fellow (Morocco, May 13 - June 24), 1989.

Indiana University Minority Faculty Fellow (June 15 - August 15), 1988

Co-principal investigator of an Institute for the Study of Minority Issues grant sponsored by Norfolk Urban League affiliate, 1986.

Participant in the Non-Westerm Studies Seminar funded by the U.S. Department of Education, 1986.

College of Arts and Letters Faculty Research Grant, Old Dominion University, 1983

Congressional Black Caucus Graduate Legsilative Fellow, 1983.

Positions and Work Experience

- Associate Professor and Founding Chair, Department of African-American Studies, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. ,

- August 1989 - May, 1994: Director, Institute for the Study of Minority Issues and Associate Professor of Political Science, Old Dominion University, (Norfolk, VA) ,

- August 1985 - May 1989: Assistant Professor of Political Science, Old Dominion University ,

- August 1983 - May 1985: Instructor of Political Science, Old Dominion University ,

- January 1983 - April 1983: Congressional Black Caucus Graduate Legislative Fellow, House of Representatives, U.S. Congress ,

- September 1979 - December, 1982: Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, Washington State University ,

- August 1976 - May 1979: Research Assistant, Department of Political Science, University of Idaho ,

Courses Taught

Preferred Information

Professor, Department Head, Jones, Charles

Contact Information

jones3cl@UCMAIL.UC.EDU

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Joseph Takougang

Professor , A&S Africana Studies

3613 French Hall

513-556-0355

Joseph Takougang is Professor of African history in the Department of Africana Studies and an affiliate faculty in the Department of History at the University of Cincinnati. He obtained a BA in history from the University of Yaounde, Cameroon, and an MA and PhD in African history from the University of Illinois, Chicago. His researches and writes on colonial and post-colonial Africa, with a focus on Cameroon. A secondary interest focuses on contemporary African migration, particularly to the United States.