Dr. Katherine Bankole-Medina is Professor of History in the Department of Humanities at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Bankole-Medina served as Chair of the Department of History  in August 2008-August 2009; and from August 2011-June 2013. From 2005 to 2008, she was a tenured Associate Professor of History in the Department of History at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. While holding a joint tenure-track faculty appointment, she also served as the administrative Director of the Center for Black Culture and Research from 1996 to 2005; and from 1998 through 2002, she was Coordinator (department chair-equivalent) and Interim-Coordinator of the Africana Studies Program at WVU. In addition, Dr. Bankole-Medina has been employed at several notable research-oriented institutions including: Xavier University of Louisiana (Department of History, New Orleans, LA), the University of Virginia (Luther Porter Jackson Black Culture Center, Charlottesville, VA), and Kean University (Africana Studies, Human Relations Center, Union, NJ).

Dr. Katherine Bankole-Medina

Dr. Katherine Bankole-Medina

... I have been fortunate enough to have served in teaching and learning positions which support the positive and progressive changes that have taken place in higher education over the years...within the professoriate, I am humbled by the continuous opportunity to work with those scholars and administrators who truly envision immense possibilities for students, and imagine even greater initiatives for, and genuinely support the actualization of, rich intellectual and activist goals among faculty colleagues....
— Katherine Bankole-Medina