Faculty & Staff

The instructors facilitating Africana Studies courses are mostly comprised of members of the Graduate Faculty with strong record of effective teaching and research. Although the Africana Studies major is primarily an undergraduate offering, Africana faculty, in cooperation with American Culture Studies, History, and other disciplines, serve as mentors to masters and doctoral students by chairing examination and dissertation committees. Faculty may also create individualized and independent studies based on some aspect of the student's field of study as it relates to Africa and the Diaspora. Listed below are the faculty associated with Africana Studies. Students should feel free to contact these members for more information. 


Apollos Okwuchi Nwauwa, PhD

Position: Professor, History
Phone: 419.372.2269; 419.372.9483
Email: nwauwa@bgsu.edu
Address: 132 Shatzel Hall; 132 Williams Hall


Rebecca L. Green, PhD

Position: Director, Africana Studies; Associate Professor
School of Arts
Phone: 419.372.8514
Email: rlgreen@bgsu.edu
Address: 1010 Fine Arts


Kefa M. Otiso, PhD

Position: Associate Professor, Geography
Director, Global Village
Phone: 419.372.9352
Email: kmatiso@bgsu.edu
Address: 308A Hanna Hall


Opportune Zongo, PhD

Position: Associate Professor
Romance Languages and Women's Studies
Phone: 419.372.7396
Email: ozongo@bgsu.edu
Address: 210 Shatzel Hall


Nicole Jackson, PhD

Position: Assistant Professor
History Department
Phone: 419.372.2030
Email: nmjacks@bgsu.edu
Address: 128 Williams


Matthew Donahue, PhD

Position: Instructor, Popular Culture
Phone: 419.372.2981
Email: mattdon@bgsu.edu


Angela M. S. Nelson, Ph.D.

Position: Associate Professor, Popular Culture
Acting Chair, Ethnic Studies
Phone: 419.372.2981; 419.372.7864; 419-372-2577 (fax)
Email: anelson@bgsu.edu


Andrew M. Schocket, PhD

Position: Associate Professor, History & ACS
Phone: 419.372-8197
Email: aschock@bgsu.edu
Address: 16 Williams Hall

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Sharon Subreenduth, PhD

Position: Associate Professor, Educ/Div Teaching & Learning
Phone: 419.372.7510
Email: ssubree@bgsu.edu
Address: 529 Education Building