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  2. Faculty
  3. Staff
  4. Graduate Students

Program Head

Cheryl Sterling

  • Program Head, African Studies

(814) 865-8425

czs796@psu.edu

Faculty

Clemente Abrokwaa

  • Associate Teaching Professor of African Studies

(814) 865-5257

cka1@psu.edu

Gabeba Baderoon

  • Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and African Studies

(814) 865-2372

gxb26@psu.edu

Sophia Balakian

  • Assistant Teaching Professor of African Studies

(814) 865-9496

sab707@psu.edu

Elizabeth Carlson

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science and African Studies

(814) 865-8425

ecc13@psu.edu

Alicia Decker

  • Associate Professor of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies and African Studies

(814) 867-3561

acdecker@psu.edu

Ephraim Govere

  • Director, Soil Research Cluster Lab and Lecturer in African Studies

(814) 865-1143

emg900@psu.edu

Michael Jacobson

  • Professor of Forest Resources
  • Chair of Forest Ecosystem Management Program
  • Extension Specialist

mgj2@psu.edu

Neelima Jeychandran

  • Professor of African Studies

nuj47@psu.edu

Busi Makoni

  • Assistant Teaching Professor of African Studies

(814) 867-3553

sud17@psu.edu

Sinfree Makoni

  • Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and African Studies

(814) 863-2431

sbm12@psu.edu

Richard Mbih

  • Assistant Teaching Professor of African Studies

(814) 865-9496

ram6096@psu.edu

Kidane Mengisteab

  • Professor of African Studies and Political Science

(814) 863-5815

kim3@psu.edu

Bronwen Powell

  • Assistant Professor of Geography, African Studies, and Anthropology

(814) 865-1187

bxp15@psu.edu

Michelle Sikes

  • Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, African Studies, and History

mxs1600@psu.edu

Kevin J.A. Thomas

  • Professor of Sociology, and Demography, and African Studies

(814) 863-2387

kjt11@psu.edu

Christopher Tounsel

  • Assistant Professor of History and African Studies

(814) 865-1367

cut70@psu.edu

Yael Warshel

  • Assistant Professor of Telecommunications and African Studies

(814) 865-3717

yzw5370@psu.edu

Staff

Jackie Cauley

  • Administrative Support Coordinator

(814) 863-1173

jmc671@psu.edu

Melissa Hummel

  • Administrative Coordinator

(814) 867-2760

mjc7030@psu.edu

Ashley Scott

  • Administrative Support Assistant

(814) 865-5406

ams87@psu.edu

Jamie Whitehead

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Staff Assistant

(814) 865-5406

jle1@psu.edu

Graduate Students

Tembi Charles

  • Dual PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and African Studies

txc372@psu.edu

Alexander Fyfe

  • Dual PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and African Studies

acf198@psu.edu

Michael Derek Gideon

  • Dual PhD candidate in Comparative Literature and African Studies

mdg28@psu.edu

Irene Momanyi

  • Dual PhD candidate in French and African Studies

ikm10@psu.edu

Vieux Toure

  • Dual PhD candidate in French and Francophone Studies and African Studies

vzt5067@psu.edu