Director | Faculty Steering Committee | Associated Faculty
Brian Norman teaches American and African American literature in the English department at Loyola University Maryland where he also teaches a first-year Alpha seminar on "Why Literature Matters." He is the author of Neo-Segregation Narratives: Jim Crow in Post-Civil Rights American Literature (2010) and The American Protest Essay and National Belonging (2007). He co-edited Representing Segregation: Toward an Aesthetics of Living Jim Crow, and Other Forms of Racial Division (2010), an expanded version of a special issue of African American Review (2008). View Dr. Norman's web page.
Faculty Steering Committee
The committee is a resource for the program director to seek advice regarding overall curriculum, policy, and strategic planning. Members serve on a rotational basis of three-year terms.
- Heather Lyons, Psychology (2012-2015)
Heather Lyons is an associate professor of psychology at Loyola University Maryland where she also directs the Masters Education-Practitioner Track. Her scholarly interests include culture, discrimination and person-organization fit in the workplace; social cognitive and cultural influences on career expectations, and training issues in multicultural psychology. Her publications appear in Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, and Journal of Counseling and Development, among other venues. View Dr. Lyons's web page.
- Adanna Johnson, Psychology (2011-2014)
Dr. Johnson is involved in multicultural research and recruitment and retention activities for students of color in higher education. Her clinical work is focused on helping children and adolescents and their families better understand themselves and each other. Using holistic approach to psychology, she teaches her clients to find balance between spirit, mind and body in order to address concerns in their everyday lives. She is currently researching traditional African healing modalities in a modern therapeutic context. She has published in Journal of Counseling Psychology and elsewhere. View Dr. Johnson's web page.
- Cheryl Moore-Thomas, Education (2010-2013)
Cheryl Moore-Thomas is an associate professor of education in the school counseling program at Loyola University Maryland where she also currently serves as school counseling program co-director and director of the Institute for Black Achievement. She has also served in various positions at several public schools districts. Her scholarly interests include multicultural counseling competence in school counseling, cultural identity development of children and adolescents, college access, and accountability in school counseling programs. View Dr. Moore-Thomas's web page.
- H. Lovell Smith, Sociology (2012-2105)
Lovell Smith received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at College Park. His publications include articles in such journals as Research in Community Sociology
, Advances in Medical Sociology
, and Journal of Black Studies
. He is currently an assistant professor in the sociology department at Loyola.
- Arthur Sutherland, Theology (2010-2013)
Arthur Sutherland is an associate professor of theology at Loyola University Maryland where he also directs the national fellowships office. His scholarly interests include systematic theology, theological hospitality, and African-American religious thought. His honors include the Coolidge Fellowship from the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life. His book, I Was a Stranger: A Christian Theology of Hospitality (2006), was nominated for the University of Louisville’s Grawemeyer Award for Religion.
Associated faculty status is for faculty across the campus who regularly teach AAAS-approved courses or whose research, creative activity, or training directly engages AAAS-related components. This list of associated faculty serves as a resource for minors or prospective minors to identify AAAS-related faculty across the campus.
[This list is in progress -- check back for additional faculty listings.]
- Letty Bonnell, Fine Arts, African and African American art
- Jean Cole, English, African American and multiethnic literatures
- June Ellis, English, post-colonial literature and culture
- Andrea Giampetro-Meyer, Law & Social Responsibility, race, gender, and power in the workplace
- Sondra Guttman, English, African American literature
- Margaret Haggstrom, Modern Languages, francophone literature and culture
- Deborah Haskins, Psychology, diversity issues in psychology
- Afra Hersi, Education, Institute for Language, Literacy, and Culture
- Adanna Johnson, Psychology, multicultural psychology, psychology of the African American experience, Black families in therapy, traditional African healing practices
- Elizabeth J. Kennedy, Law & Social Responsibility, race, ethnicity, and gender in employment
- John Kiess, Theology, African theology and ethics
- Angela Leonard, History, African American history, African diaspora
- Heather Lyons, Psychology, multicultural psychology, discrimination and workplace psychology
- Cheryl Moore-Thomas, Education, Institute for Black Achievement
- Peter Murrell, Founding Dean, Education, urban education
- Margaret Musgrove, Women's Center, African American children's literature
- Brian Norman, English, African American literature, critical race theory, African American Studies
- Michael Runnels, Law and Social Responsibility
- Catherine Savell, French, francophone cultures
- Diana Schaub, Political Science, African American political thought
- Elizabeth Schmidt, History, African history, African women, late-colonial western and southern Africa
- Robert Simmons, Education, Center for Innovation in Urban Education
- H. Lovell Smith, Sociology, race, class, gender; urban sociology
- Arthur Sutherland, Theology, African American religious thought
- Andrea Thomas, French, francophone Africa and Caribbean
- Barbara Vann, Sociology, gender, sexuality, and diversity; urban development
- Thomas Ward, Modern Languages and Literature, colonial and nineteenth-century Latin American literature
- Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Communication, African American women's history; race, class, and gender theory