Pan-African Studies Faculty and Staff Directory

  • 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