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The African and African American Studies program at Northeastern Illinois University is comprised of faculty and instructors from many academic areas throughout higher education. This program not only gives students a solid foundation in African and African American studies, but real world applications and lessons from experience teaching professionals.

Main Campus

Office Hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Monday - Friday

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue

Room LWH 2096
Chicago, IL 60625-4699


Telephone: (773) 442-4553
Fax: (773) 442-4879
TTY-TTD (Typewriter telephone for the hearing impaired): (773) 442-4999 (incoming only)

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Sharon Bethea

Counselor Education and Coordinator African/African American Studies Program
Counselor Education
(773) 442-5545
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Russell Benjamin

Political Science
(773) 442-4776
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(773) 442-5807
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Alvin Farmer

Associate Professor
(773) 442-5849
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Courtney Francis

Instructor, Undergraduate Clinical Advisor
Social Work
(773) 442-5872
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Nicole Holland

Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies
(773) 442-5543
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Gilo Kwesi Logan

Justice Studies
(773) 442-4790
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Tracy Luedke

Coordinator, Global Studies Program
(773) 442-5621
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Job Ngwe

Curriculum Specialist: Research
Social Work
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Wamucii Njogu

Dean, Sociology and Associate Professor
Office of the Dean Room 158 - Bernard Brommel Hall
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Jeanine Ntihirageza

Department Chair, Coordinator
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
(773) 442-5873
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T.Y. Okosun

Department Chair (Interim)
Justice Studies
(773) 442-5453
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Olivia Perlow

Women & Gender Studies Coordinator, Associate Professor of Sociology
(773) 442-4773
Northeastern Illinois University
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BarBara Scott

Professor Emeritus
(773) 442-4775
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Marshall Thompson

Political Science Chair
Political Science
(773) 442-4269
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Donald Waddell

Social Work
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Durene Wheeler

Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies
(773) 442-4162
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Lance Williams

Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies
(773) 268-7500
Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies

African and African American Studies

AFAM Faculty and Staff

T (773) 442-4553

AFAM Faculty and Staff

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