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Faculty and Staff

The following faculty and staff form the Pan-African Studies Committee. Members of this committee teach courses, plan events, and shape policy for Pan-African Studies at IUP.

The Pan-African Studies Committee gratefully acknowledges the contributions of our colleague Dr. Caroll Mills Young, who departed this life on September 25, 2006. Dr. Young taught in the Department of Spanish, conducted research on the literature and culture of Afro-Hispanic peoples, and served IUP and the academic community in many other capacities. Dr. Young helped to establish the Pan-African Studies minor program in the mid-1990s, and she worked on the PAS Committee for over a decade. Her vitality as an educator, researcher, and mentor was and is truly an inspiration."

Dr. Yaw A. Asamoah

Dean, College of Humanities
Economics
McElhaney Hall, Room 201
724-357-2280

Dr. Robert B. Begg

Geography and Regional Planning
Leonard Hall, Room 9B
724-357-2126

Dr. John E. Benhart, Jr

Geography and Regional Planning
Leonard, Room 9
724-357-2250

Dr. Miriam S. Chaiken

Anthropology
McElhaney Hall, Room G12G
724-357-3932

Dr. Thomas Conelly

Anthropology
McElhaney Hall, Room G12H
724-357-2735

Dr. Harvey S. Holtz

Sociology
McElhaney Hall, Room 102K
724-357-3174

Dr. Charles M. Kanyarusoke

Communications Media
Stouffer Hall, Room 128
724-357-3773

Portia Diaz-Martin

Library
Stapleton Library, Room 105
724-357-4893

Dr. Marjorie A. Mambo

University School and Art
Sprowls Hall, Room 212
724-357-2531

Dr. Calvin O. Masilela

Geography and Regional Planning
Leonard Hall
724-357-2250

Dr. Stanford G. Mukasa

Journalism
Davis Hall, Room 420
724-357-3097

Dr. William W. Oblitey

Computer Science
Stright Hall, Room 319
734-357-4491

Dr. Carolyn D. Princes

African-American Cultural Center
Suites on Grant Lower, Room B25
734-357-2455

Dr. Yaya Sissokko

Economics
McElhaney Hall, Room 213E
724-357-4781

Dr. Larry A. Vold

Professional Studies in Economics
Stouffer Hall, Room G11D
724-357-7763

Dr. Xi Wang

History
Keith Hall, Room 217
724-357-2237

Dr. Veronica T. Watson

English
Sutton Hall, Room 341
724-357-4940

Dr. Sarah M. Wheeler

Political Science
Keith Annex, Room 109
724-357-2683

Dr. Lorraine P. Wilson

Music
Cogswell Hall, Room 103B
724-357-4452

Dr. Kwasi Yirenkyi

Philosophy and Religious Studies
Sutton Hall, Room 448
724-357-2310

  • Pan-African Studies
  • Sutton Hall, Room 465
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2325
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.