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Anthony, Takeia N.

Assistant Professor

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PhD Howard University 2014
MA North Carolina Central University 2010
BA North Carolina Central University 2007
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Colbert-Lewis, Sr., Sean C.

Director of Teacher Education

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As an associate professor of history and the Director of Teacher Education for the History Department, Dr. Colbert-Lewis has the responsibilities of advising history majors towards the successful earning of a high school social studies teacher license, teaching various courses in U.S. and World history, and teaches social studies methodology courses for elementary education majors middle grades education majors, and for history majors & high school licensure-only students.

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MED North Carolina Central University 2017
PhD University of Virginia 2005
MED University of Virginia 2000
MA Virginia Tech 1995
BA Virginia Tech 1992
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Cooper, Bendu M.

Visiting Lecturer

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Dargan, Janice S.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Academic degrees: Ph.D. in interdisciplinary anthropology & history, Tulane University; M.A. in cultural anthropology, Tulane University; B.A. in English and linguistics, Boston University.
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Devoe, Johneta S.


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Douthit, Patrick

Artist in Residence

Patrick Douthit (born January 15, 1975 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina),[2] better known as 9th Wonder is a hip hop record producer, record executive, DJ, lecturer, and rapper from Durham, North Carolina, U.S. He began his career as the main producer for the group Little Brother, and has also worked with Mary J. Blige, Jean Grae, Wale, Jay-Z, Murs, Drake, Buckshot, Chris Brown, Destiny's Child, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu, Ludacris, Mac Miller, David Banner, and Lecrae. As of 2010,... (read more)
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Frazier, Tony A.

Assistant Professor

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Gershenhorn, Jerry B.

Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

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After earning a B.A. in economics and a B.S. in accounting at the State University of New York at Binghamton, Gershenhorn earned graduate degrees in history, an M.A. from North Carolina Central University and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research and teaching interests are American history, African American history, American Intellectual history, and North Carolina history. In 2004, he published Melville J. Herskovits and the Racial Politics of Knowledge... (read more)
PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2000
MA North Carolina Central University 1991
BA State University of New York at Binghamton 1977
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Harper, II, Jim C.


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Driven by his desire to teach and inspire, Mount Olive, North Carolina native, Dr. Jim C. Harper II, has spent over two decades sharing the knowledge needed to grow and succeed through lessons of the past. After his service in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Harper attended North Carolina Central University and Howard University. From these institutions, he earned a B.A. and M.A. degree, as well as a Ph.D. in History. As an academic success, he became a member of Phi Alpha Theta History... (read more)
PhD Howard University 2004
MA North Carolina Central University 1997
BA North Carolina Central University 1994
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Johnson, Charles D.

Assistant Professor and Director of the Public History Program

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Charles Johnson is an Assistant Professor of History and the Director of the Public History Program at North Carolina Central University.
PhD Howard University 2004
MA North Carolina Central University 1995
BA Morehouse College 1990
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Jones, Janay T.

Administrative Support Associate

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BA North Carolina Central University 2011
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Lindsey, Lydia

Associate Professor

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Loperl, Katrina


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Mosley, Terry L.

Visiting Lecturer

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Muhammad, Baiyina W.

Associate Professor

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Nadel, Joshua

Associate Professor

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Joshua Nadel is associate professor of Latin American and Caribbean history His research focuses on the links between sport and society in the region. He teaches classes on Latin American social and cultural history, sport history, and on human rights and humanitarian aid.



Futbolera: a History of Women and Sports in Latin America. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2019. (co-authored with Brenda Elsey).

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PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2007
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Rahim, Raja Z.


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Vincent, Joshua R.


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BA North Carolina Central University 2007

Contact Information

Postal Address:

Department of History

North Carolina Central University

Durham, North Carolina 27707


Building Address:

204 Edmonds Classroom Building

Chair's office, 206A ECB


History Department Main Number



History Department Fax Number



Department Chair

Carlton E. Wilson



Director of Undergraduate Studies

Sylvia M. Jacobs



Director of Graduate Studies

Freddie L. Parker



Director of Teacher Education Program

Daniella Cook