Dr. Casey studies multicultural education, focusing specifically on the ways that racial identities and racism affect the educational experiences of students and teachers. Through his classes, Dr. Casey works with students and teachers in the Memphis area.
Dean Chaddock is a philosopher of race and critical race theory. Dean Chaddock’s expertise also includes confronting issues of diversity and inclusion in higher education.
Dr. Hotz is a scholar of theology and ethics, whose research and teaching concerns intersections between race, class and health care in Memphis and the United States. Her Spring 2018 courses include “Malcolm, Martin, Baldwin and Religion,” co-taught with Prof. Duane T. Loynes, Jr.
Dr. Loynes is a scholar of theology and philosophy among African Americans and throughout the African diaspora. His Spring 2018 courses include “Malcolm, Martin, Baldwin and Religion,” co-taught with Prof. Kendra Hotz.
Dr. McGowan is a sociologist whose interests range from community engagement to violence and peacemaking. His courses have included “The Sociology of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” which took students to St. Augustine, Florida, the site of a pivotal Civil Rights campaign.
Dr. McKinney specializes in African American history in the 20th century, particularly the Civil Rights and Black Power era. He has written extensively on the Black freedom struggle in Memphis and across the United States; his Spring 2018 courses include “Martin Luther King in Historical Context.”