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Board and Staff


Charles H. Thompson


Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

Frederick D. Harper








Ivory A. Toldson




Associate Editor/Business Manager

Lenda P. Hill


  Administrative Secretary

        Cynthia Joseph

Book/Media Review Editor

Krystal L. Williams


 Web Site & Data Manager

       Swagata Pramanik



Research/Marketing Assistant

Vanessa Battiste




    Term Expiring 2016

  • Krystal K. Beamon, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Lorenzo DuBois Baber, Educational Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois
  • Michael Cunningham, Department of Psychology, Tulane University
  • Henry T. Frierson, Office of the Provost, University of Florida
  • Kofi Lomotey,Human Services Department, Educational Leadership, Western Carolina University
  • David Wall Rice, Department of Psychology, Morehouse College
  • Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Teachers College, Columbia University

    Term Expiring 2017

  • Lisa Bass, Department of Leadership, Policy, Adult and Higher Education, North Carolina State University
  • Leon D. Caldwell, Knowledge Support, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Lois Harrison-Jones, School of Education, Howard University
  • Darrell C. Hucks, Education Department, Keene State College
  • Tamara Bertrand Jones, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Florida State University
  • Vinetta C. Jones, School of Education, Howard University
  • Kimberly A. White-Smith, Donna Ford Attallah Educator Development Academy, Chapman University

    Term Expiring 2018

  • Kenneth A. Anderson, School of Education, Howard University
  • Derrick R. Brooms, Department of Sociology, University of Louisville
  • Mercedes E. Ebanks, School of Education, Howard University
  • Donna Y. Ford, Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt University
  • Adriel A. Hilton, Office of the President, Grambling State University
  • Brandi Hinnant-Crawford, Human Services Department, Western Carolina University
  • Jerlando F.L. Jackson, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Bridgette Peteet, Department of Psychology, University of Cincinnati
  • 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
  • Damon A. Williams, Program, Training & Youth Development Services, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Gary L. Williams, Institute for Intercultural Research, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Vivian Yenika-Agbaw, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, The Pennsylvania State University



(Term Expiring 2016)

Zoeann Finzi-Smith (Howard University) Hugo Alberto García (Claremont Graduate University) Lisa Biniam Haileab (Howard University) Brianna P. Lemmons (Howard University) Gholnecsar E. Muhammad (Georgia State University) Chezare A. Warren (Michigan State University)

           (Term Expiring 2017)

Keisha McIntosh Allen (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) Cherrel Miller Dyce (Elon University)

(Term Expiring 2018)

Demetrios Spyridakis (University of California, Davis School of Medicine) Rhonda Erica Celey (Howard University)

    Indefinite term

  • Dawn Williams, Interim 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.