The Journal of Negro Education
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Board and Staff


Charles H. Thompson


Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Frederick D. Harper




Section Editors

Kenneth A. Anderson

Derrick R. Brooms

Mercedes E. Ebanks



Ivory A. Toldson


Section Editors

Donna Y. Ford

Darrell C. Hucks

Associate Editor/Business Manager

Lenda P. Hill


  Administrative Secretary

        Cynthia Joseph

Book/Media Review Editor

Krystal L. Williams


 Web Site & Data Manager

       Swagata Pramanik


Section Editors

Kmt G. Shockley

Terri N. Watson

Research/Marketing Assistant

Brittany Hinkle



Term Expiring 2020

  • Karen Biraimah, School of Teacher, Learning and Leadership, University of Central Florida
  • LaVar J. Charleston, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Cherrel Miller Dyce, School of Education, Elon University
  • Sydney Freeman, Jr., College of Education, University of Idaho
  • Lois Harrison-Jones, Professor Emerita, Howard University
  • Darrell C. Hucks, Education Department, Keene State College
  • Tamara Bertrand Jones, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Florida State University
  • Tiffany Jones, The Education Trust, Washington, DC
  • Vinetta C. Jones, Professor Emerita, Howard University
  • Kimberly A. White-Smith, LeFetra College of Education, University of LaVerne

Term Expiring 2021

  • Kenneth A. Anderson, School of Education, Howard University
  • Derrick R. Brooms, Sociology & Africana Studies, University of Cincinnati
  • Rhonda Erica Celey, Morgan State University
  • Mercedes E. Ebanks, School of Education, Howard University
  • Donna Y. Ford, College of Education and Human Ecology, Ohio State University
  • Adriel A. Hilton, Student Affairs Office, Seton Hill University
  • Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, Human Services Department, Western Carolina University
  • Jerlando F.L. Jackson, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Kmt G. Shockley, School of Education, Howard University
  • Terri N. Watson, Educational Leadership, School of Education, The City College of New York
  • Olga Michele Welch, School of Education, Duquesne University
  • Gary L. Williams, Institute for Intercultural Research, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Vivian Yenika-Agbaw, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, The Pennsylvania State University

Term Expiring 2022

  • Ayana Allen-Handy, School of Education, Drexel University
  • Michael Cunningham, Department of Psychology, Tulane University
  • Henry T. Frierson, Office of the Provost, University of Florida
  • Hugo Garcia, Department of Educational Psychology, Texas Tech University
  • Brianna P. Lemmons, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, Baylor University
  • Kofi Lomotey, Human Services Department, Educational Leadership, Western Carolina University
  • Jeton McClinton, Department of Educational Leadership, Jackson State University
  • Brian L. McGowan, School of Education, American University
  • Comfort O. Okpala, College of Education, North Carolina A & T State University
  • Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Demetrios Spyridakis, California Innovative Career Academy, Sacramento, CA
  • Chezare A. Warren, College of Education, Michigan State University


(Term Expiring 2020)

Kendra D. DeLaine (Howard University), Keisha McIntosh Allen (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) Ashley L. White (University of South Florida)

(Term Expiring 2021)

Lisa Biniam Haileab (Howard University), Tamara McClain (Texas Tech University) DeShawn Preston (Southern Education Foundation Fellow), Katherine I. E. Wheatle (Indiana University, Bloomington)

(Term Expiring 2022)

O'Shan D. Gadsden (Norfolk State University), Ebony Hinton (University of Chicago), Darnell Leatherwood (University of Chicago), Natasha McClendon (Georgia State University)

Indefinite term

  • Dawn Williams, Dean, School of Education, Howard University
  • Faustine C. Jones-Wilson, Editor-in-Chief Emerita
  • Rc Saravanabhavan, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus




In addition to the appointed Editorial/Advisory Board, a number of scholars assist in the publication of The Journal of Negro Education by serving as critical reviewers of manuscripts that are sent to The Journal for publication consideration. Their voluntary cooperation is essential to the production of The Journal.