Director, Institute for African American Affairs (IAAA)
The IAAA Director, which is a 9-month faculty position that includes teaching responsibilities, makes decisions in consultation with the faculty and Chair of the Department with regard to research, educational methodologies, curricular materials, university and community service, as well as pedagogical and cultural needs of students. The Director serves as a liaison with other educational bodies both at Kent State and beyond, and oversees publication of The African American Monograph Series and KITABU, the IAAA newsletter. The Director also oversees management of the Henry Dumas Memorial Library, which houses materials related to the Pan-African experience. The Director teaches no more than 18 semester hours per academic year unless there are dire and/or extenuating circumstances or permission from the Dean.