Faculty and Community Leadership

Community Advisory Council

  • Mari Mujica, co-chair
  • Shameka Parrish-Wright, co-chair
  • Carla Wallace, co-chair

Faculty Affiliates

David Ross Anderson
Associate Professor of English

Pamela Beattie
Chair and Associate Professor of Comparative Humanities

Lisa Danielle Bjorkman
Associate Professor of Urban and Public Affairs

Aishia Ayanna Brown*
Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences

Anna T Browne Ribeiro
Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Nefertiti Burton
Emeritus Faculty

Ying Kit Chan
Professor of Fine Arts

Karen M. Chandler
Associate Professor of English, Chair of English

Dewey M. Clayton
Professor of Political Science

Amy B Clukey
Associate Professor of English and Honors Advisor

Fannie Mae Cox*
Associate Professor, Outreach and Reference Librarian, University of Louisville Libraries

Hilaria Cruz
Assistant Professor of Comparative Humanities

Cherie Dawson-Edwards
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Professor of Criminal Justice

Rebecca Devlin
Assistant Professor Term of History

Tyler David Fleming
Associate Professor of Pan African Studies

Catherine Fosl
Emeritus Faculty & ABI Founding Director

Lauren Freeman
Professor of Philosophy & Director of the M.A. in Applied Philosophy.

Melanie Jones Gast
Associate Professor of Sociology, 2021-22 ABI Faculty Fellow

Joy L. Hart
Professor of Communication, Latin American and Latino Studies Steering Committee, University Honors Program Executive Director

Lauren Heberle
Professor & Chair of Sociology, Director of the Center for Environmental Policy and Management 

Siddhant Issar

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Felicia Jamison
Assistant Professor of History and Comparative Humanities

Frank P Kelderman
Associate Professor of English & Director of Graduate Studies

Tracy Elaine K'Meyer
Professor of History

Avery Kolers
Professor and Chair of Philosophy; Core Faculty Member, Interdisciplinary MA in Health Care Ethics

Lisa B. Markowitz
Professor of Anthropology

Michael Brandon McCormack

Associate Professor of Pan-African Studies and Comparative Humanities & Chair of Pan-African Studies, Former Director of the Anne Braden Institute

Yara Mekawi

Assistant Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Director of the Challenging Ongoing Legacies of Racism (COLOR) Lab 

Carrie Yvonne Mott
Assistant Professor of Geography and Geosciences

Laura P Moyer
Professor of Political Science, Affiliate Faculty Member of Womens, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Andrea R Olinger
Associate Professor, Director of Composition & Director of the Thomas R. Watson Conference in Rhetoric and Composition

Rodger A. Payne
Professor of Political Science

Megan Renee Poole
Assistant Professor of English

Aaron C Rollins Jr.
Associate Professor & Chair of Urban and Public Affairs, Directors of Peace, Justice, and Conflict Transformation and Master of Public Administration Programs

Mary P Sheridan
Professor of English, Director of the Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society

Rachel Jeanne Singel
Associate Professor of Fine Arts

Siobhan Elizabeth Smith Jones
Associate Professor of Communications

Angela Storey
Associate Professor of Anthropology & Director of the Anne Braden Institute

Kaila A Story
Associate Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies & Pan-African Studies, Audre Lorde Chair in Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Karl Frederic Swinehart
Associate Professor of Comparative Humanities

Shelley Thomas*
Associate Professor & Assistant Department Chair of Social Studies Education

Sherri Wallace
Professor of Politcal Science & Associate Dean of International, Engagement, and Equity Programs, Arts & Sciences

Jasmine Whiteside

Assistant Professor in Sociology

Bronwyn T. Williams

Professor of English and Endowed Chair in Rhetoric and Composition