"To Be a poor man is hard,But to be a poor race in a landof dollars is the very bottom of hardship"
-W.E.B Du Bois
African American Studies
Meet Your Professors
Dr. Saundra Ardrey, Program Director--Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science (Ph. D., Ohio State University)
Dr. Ardrey specializes in voting and electoral behavior. Dr. Ardrey conducts research on the political participation of women and minorities and has made contributions to the extant literature through several publications on the political beliefs and behavior of African Americans. Her areas of expertise also include media and politics, campaign management, political opinion, and African American Studies. A graduate of Winston-Salem State University and The Ohio State University, she is recognized as a media analyst for both local and state media outlets. In addition to University teaching and administrative responsibilities, Dr. Ardrey is active in local politics and community activities. She has been a campaign manager, Democratic party executive committee member, president of the Bowling Green/Warren County NOW, and currently serves as the political action committee chair for the local National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Dr. Ardrey has received numerous awards and honors, including Outstanding People of the 20th Century.
Martha J. Sales, Assistant Program Director
Mrs. Sales teaches the Intro to the African American Experience and the Intro to Women's Studies at WKU. She is developing a course on Black Feminism which will be cross-listed in Women's Studies (2011), she was the Potter College Part-Time Faculty Award Winner for 2007. Currently, Mrs. Sales serves as the Director of Talent Search at WKU.
Dr. Lloren A. Foster--Assistant Professor, African American Studies (Ph. D. University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Affiliated Faculty include:
Dr. Lou-Ann Crouther—Associate Professor, English (Ph.D., Indiana University)
Dr. John Hardin—Professor, History (Ph. D., University of Michigan)
Dr. V. Lynn Holland--Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life (Ph. D., Bowling Green State University)
Dr. Monique Nicole Moultrie-- Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies (Ph. D., Vanderbilt University)
Dr. Bella Mukonyora—Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies (Ph. D., Oxford University)
Dr. Johnston Njoku—Associate Professor, Folk Studies and Anthropology (Ph. D., Indiana University)
Dr. Anne B. Onyekwueluje—Associate Professor, Sociology (Ph. D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Dr. Selena Ronshaye Sanderfer--Visiting Assistant Professor, History (Ph. D., Vanderbilt University)