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Colbert-Lewis, Sr., Sean C.

Director of Teacher Education

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As 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.

Since his pre-collegiate years, Dr.... (read more)
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 folklore (anthropology & history), Tulane University; M.A. in cultural anthropology, Tulane University; B.A. in English and linguistics, Boston University.
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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.


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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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Hargrove, Jarvis

Assistant Professor

Telephone icon (919) 530-6274
PhD Howard University 2011
MA North Carolina Central University 2006
BA North Carolina Central University 2004
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Harper, II, Jim C.


Telephone icon (919) 530-6271
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

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Charles Johnson is a tech savvy sci-fi movie nut and full-time historian of the world-wide presence of African descended peoples who is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. He has a decade of visionary leadership experience as the former director of the South African Research and Archival Project, a Digital Humanities and Public History research project on African American and South African relations... (read more)
PhD Howard University 2004
MA North Carolina Central University 1995
BA Morehouse College 1990
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Lindsey, Lydia

Associate Professor

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Mosley, Terry L.

Visiting Lecturer

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Muhammad, Baiyina W.

Associate Professor

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Nadel, Joshua

Assistant Professor

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Joshua Nadel is assistant professor of Latin American and Caribbean history and associate director of the Global Studies Program at North Carolina Central University. His research focuses on sport and food. His book, FĂștbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America, was published by the University Press of Florida in 2014. He has just begun research for a new project on women's soccer in Latin America. Nadel has also published in mainstream media such as the Washington Post's Monkey Cage, the... (read more)
PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2007
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Robinson, Yolanda

Administrative Assistant

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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