Doctoral Dissertations

COMPLETED

Godfrey Vincent (Ph.D., 2011)
Advisor: Dr. Glenn O. Phillips
Dissertation: "Empowering Workers and Working People in a Foreign-Dominated Economy: the Experienes of the Oilfields Workers' Trade Union in Trinidad and Tobago, 1962-1987"
Darlene M. Antezana (Ph.D., 2010)
Advisor:
Dissertation: "Active, Smart, and of a Pleasing Countenance': Delaware's Enslaved Women, 1760-1820"
Mwangaza Michael-Bandele (Ph.D., 2010)
Advisor: Dr. Debra Newman Ham
Dissertation: "The Dissipation of African Identity in America, 1790-1840: A Residual Effect of the American Colonization Society on Free People of African Descent, with an Examination of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a Locus of Activity" 
Donna T. Hollie (Ph.D., 2000)
Advisor
Dissertation: "'I Consecrate Myself to the Service of Teaching': The Jeanes Teachers, a Case Study in Fauquier County, Virginia" 
David Leon Reed (Ph.D., 2010)
Advisor: Dr. Debra Newman Ham
Dissertation: "Rayford Whittingham Logan: Pan Africanist as Journalist" 
Solomon Iyobosa Omo-Osagie II (Ph.D., 2007)
Advisor: Dr. Jeremiah Dibua
Dissertation: "Commercial Poultry Production on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore and the Involvement of African Americans, 1930s to 1990s "
Amy J. Tillerson (Ph.D., 2006)
Advisor: Dr. Rosalyn Terborg-Penn (Emeritus)
Dissertation: "Negotiating Intersections of Gender, Social Class, and Race: Black Women in Prince Edward County, Virginia, Activists and Community Builders, 1930-1965"
Baiyina W. Muhammad (Ph.D., 2004)
Advisor: Dr. Debra Newman Ham
Dissertation: “What Is Africa To Us?” The Baltimore Afro American’s Coverage of the African Diaspora, 1915-1945"
Gloria Vickers Warren (Ph.D., 2002)
Advisor: Dr. Rosalyn Terborg-Penn (Emeritus)
Dissertation: “With hope in their hearts”: the Migration of African Women to Baltimore, 1918-1946"
Donna Tyler Hollie (Ph.D., 2000)
Advisor: Dr. Rosalyn Terborg-Penn (Emeritus)
Dissertation: “I Consecrate Myself To The Service of Teaching": the Jeanes Teachers, a Case Study in Fauquier County, Virginia"

 

IN PROGRESS

Marcus Allen
Advisor: Dr. Lawrence Peskin
Dissertation-in-progress: "Capitalism and the Black Depositors of the Savings Bank of Baltimore, 1850-1915"

Lynetric Bridges
Advisor: Dr. Glenn O. Phillips
Dissertation-in-progress: "Cherry Hill of Baltimore: A Unique African American Community"

Patrick Brunson
Advisor: Dr. Debra Newman Ham
Dissertation-in-progress: "If Not Now, When? School Integration in Clarendon County, South Carolina, 1945-75"

Toya Corbett
Advisor: Dr. Debra Newman Ham
Dissertation-in-progress: "Family, Faith, and Feminism: The Murphy Women of the Afro American Newspaper, 1892-2000"

Dana Hammond
Advisor: Dr. Jeremiah Dibua
Dissertation-in-progress: "Carl Murphy 's and Lillie Mae Jackson's Strategic Alliance to Dismantle Jim Crowism in Baltimore, Maryland, 1935-67"

Gwinyai Muzorewa
Advisor: Dr. Jeremiah Dibua
Dissertation-in-progress: "The Development and Transformation of the United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe, 1956-80"

Yaa W. Osun
Advisor: Dr. Jeremiah Dibua
Dissertation-in-progress: "'The Will of the Gods': The Impact of the Native Customs Ordinance of 1892 and Attempts by Colonial Administrators to Suppress Traditional Shrine Practices in Selected Regions of Ghana, 1892-1930"

Michael Williams
Advisor: Dr. Debra Newman Ham
Dissertation-in-progress: "The Legacy of the Gilliam Family: A Century of Success in and Service to the Black Community in the Delmarva Region, 1910-2010"