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Derek Buckaloo

Derek Buckaloo

Administrative Coordinator of American Studies and African American Studies programs

William R. and Winifred Shuttleworth Professor of History

B.A. Stanford University
M.A. Emory University
Ph.D. Emory University

Dr. Buckaloo teaches United States history, with special focus on 20th century politics and culture, including the 1960s and the African American social justice movements associated with that era. He is the program coordinator for both the African American studies and the American studies programs.

Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson

Assistant Professor of Education and African American Studies

Ph.D., University of Georgia

M.Ed, University of Georgia

B.S., Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

Dr. Johnson teaches Sport and Black Culture, Interracial Communication and an Advanced Topics course. His research focuses on racial identity, representation and interracial interactions. 

Amber Shaw

Amber Shaw

Assistant Professor of English

B.A., Rhodes College
M.A., Ph.D., The University of Georgia

Dr. Shaw studies 19th century American and transatlantic literature and is particularly interested in the history of the novel, material culture and gender studies. She teaches courses in early and 19th century American literature, 19th century fiction, American women writers, the Black Atlantic and transnationalism across the long 19th century.

Brie Swenson Arnold

Brie Swenson Arnold

Associate Professor of History

B.A., Concordia College — Moorhead, MN
M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Dr. Swenson Arnold teaches United States history, specializing in early American history, the Civil War and women's and gender history. Her research focuses on gender, politics and popular culture in the Civil War era.

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Christy Wolfe

Assistant Professor of Education

B.A., Saint Mary's College
J.D., Ph.D., University of Iowa 

Dr. Wolfe teaches human relations, and also has research and teaching interests in educational equity.