Africana Studies

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Terry Kershaw

Title: Professor

Dr. Terry Kershaw is a graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland. He holds a master’s degree in black studies from Ohio State and a Ph.D. in sociology from Washington State University. Prior to coming to the University of Cincinnati in 2009, Dr. Kershaw lead the Africana studies program and was the director of the Center for Race and Social Policy at Virginia Tech. He is Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Cincinnati where he is in the process of developing a MA and PhD program in Africana Studies.

Education

  • Doctorate of Philosophy, Sociology (1985), Washington State University, , Pullman, Washington, 1985 (Emphasis in demography, human ecology, environmental sociology and social organization. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio Master of Arts, Black Studies (1978) Emphasis in history, economic development and community organization. State University of New York College at Cortland, Cortland, New York Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and Black Studies (1976) ).
  • Master of Arts, Black Studies (1978), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1978 (Emphasis in history, economic development and community organization.).
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and Black Studies (1976), State University of New York College at Cortland, Cortland, New York, 1976.

Research Information

Research Interests

As one can see, his commitment to Africana Studies has been consistent and long standing. He is committed to developing theories and methodologies in the field and the production of new scholars. He left a legacy at Virginia Tech where, because of his role and influence, they are now hiring junior and senior faculty to in order to become the first program to offer a PhD in Africana Studies in the South and he is building, at the University of Cincinnati, the first PhD in Africana Studies in the state of Ohio. His unique contribution to the field is the development of a research paradigm that can serve as a guide in the development of scholar activists who utilize an interdisciplinary approach to the development of knowledge and social theory that can be used for group/community empowerment and social change.

Research Support

  • (PI), Kershaw, Terry, National Office - National Council for Black Studies, National Council for Black Studies. (SRS 007770), $201,748.00. 07-01-2011 to 06-30-2016. Status: Active.

Honors & Awards

  • . Terry Kershaw has received numerous awards for his scholarship, teaching, advising, and service to the field of Black Studies. Among them is Graduate Faculty Mentor of the year for the Southern Educational Regional Board, Graduate Advisor of the year from Virginia Tech, and contributions to the field of Africana Studies from The National Council for Black Studies. .

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • Chair of Sociology and Anthropology and Director of Black Studies at the College of Wooster,.
  • Director of Africana Studies and the Race and Social Policy Research Center, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Service

Additional Information

PUBLICATIONS:
“Africana Studies and the Production of Future Scholars” in
        The Western Journal of Black Studies vol. 34, No. 2 June, 2010
 
“Scholarship and the Emerging Scholar-Activist Paradigm in Black Studies”
          in The International Journal of Africana Studies Vol. 14, No.1 June 2008
                                                           
“The Dynamics of Race and Class” in The Journal of Race and Politics
           Vol.1,   No.1. 2005
 
 “The Black Studies Paradigm: The Making of Scholar-Activists” in
            Afrocentricity and Philosophyedited by James Conyers. McFarland
            and Company, Incorporated Publishers,2003
 
“African American National Leadership: A Model for Complimentarity” 
            in The Western Journal of Black Studies Vol.25, No. 4 2001
 
“Research Methods in Black Studies” in Africana: An Introduction and
           Study edited by Leonard L. Bethel. Kendall-Hunt Publishing Co., 1999
 
"Afrocentrism and the Afrocentric Method" in The Western Journal of
            Black Studies Vol. 16, No. 3 1992
 
 "The Effects of Educational Tracking on The Social Mobility of African
            Americans," in The Journal of Black Studies Vol. 23, No. 1,
            September 1992
           
"Toward a Black Studies Paradigm:  An Assessment and Some Directions"
           in The Journal of Black Studies Vol. 22, No. 4, June 1992