Charles L. Chavis

photo of Charles Chavis
Title: 
Graduate Research Fellow
Office Location: 
Earl S. Richardson Library, Suite 400
Phone: 
443 885-4564
Email: 
chcha15@morgan.edu
Education:

University of North Carolina at Greensboro,  Bachelor of Arts - African American and African Diaspora Studies - 2012

Vanderbilt University, Masters of Theological Studies - Historical and Critical Theories of Religion - 2014

Morgan State University, Doctor of Philosophy Student - African American Studies

Education:

University of North Carolina at Greensboro,  Bachelor of Arts - African American and African Diaspora Studies - 2012

Vanderbilt University, Masters of Theological Studies - Historical and Critical Theories of Religion - 2014

Morgan State University, Doctor of Philosophy Student - African American Studies

Charles L. Chavis, Jr., M.T.S., Ph.D. Student in History
Doctoral Research Fellow

Charles L. Chavis, Jr., is a 2012 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), where he graduated with honors with his Bachelor of Arts in African American and African Diaspora Studies. While attending UNCG, Charles developed an interest in connecting theory and practice and began serving with organizations such as Black Child Development Institute and Big Brothers Big Sisters, where he developed as a servant leader and a scholar.  In August of 2012, he published "Strange Fruit in the Age of Obama" in Dr. Frank Naurice Woods' text Rooted in the Soul.

Shortly after graduating from UNCG, Charles was named as a "Brandon Honors Scholar" and admitted to Vanderbilt University. In addition, he continued to develop as an educational professional and was honored to serve with the Children's Defense Fund Nashville Movement as a Servant Leader, helping to dismantle the "Cradle to Prison Pipeline," by combating poverty, racial disparities and the culture of punishment through early educational intervention. In addition to being active in the Nashville Freedom School Movement, Charles continued to develop as a researcher and educational professional, serving as a Graduate Researcher under the leadership of Victor Anderson, Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, where he was awarded several grants to conduct and present research in Ethiopia, Great Britain and Costa Rica. During his final year of study, Charles was honored and awarded a Teaching Assistantship from newly recognized HBCU American Baptist College, where he served as a co-lecturer and teaching assistant in courses pertaining to Black Church history and culture. In 2014, Charles obtained his Masters of Theological Studies with a focus on Historical and Critical Theories of Religion.

Charles is a regular contributor to Blackpast.org, the Afro-American Newspaper, and the African American Intellectual History Society blog, and serves as a member of the National Council of Black Studies, Association for the Study of African American Life and History and has been recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, located in Odella, Maryland. In addition, Charles serves as Museum Consultant for the Hosanna School Museum (Circa 1867) in Harford County, Maryland.

Currently, Charles is a Ph.D. student in History and a Doctoral Research Fellow with the Robert M. Bell Center for Civil Rights in Education. Charles was recently awarded the Lord Baltimore Fellowship by the Maryland Historical Society and received scholarships from the National Historic Trust and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

A native of Hampstead, North Carolina, Charles resides in Columbia, Maryland with his lovely wife Erica and their son Charles "Noah."