DR. KATHERINE OLUKEMI BANKOLE-MEDINA IS A TENURED PROFESSOR OF HISTORY AT CSU, WITH 20 YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION

  • Tenured/tenure-track Instructor, Assistant and Associate Professor at West Virginia University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and other schools in higher education.
  • Specializes in African American History, United States History, African American Studies, World History, Women's History, Methods of Historical Research, and the History of Science, Medicine and Technology.
  • Author of scholarly publications including Slavery and  Medicine: Enslavement and Medical Practices in Antebellum Louisiana  (New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1998).
  • Editorial board member of the Journal of Black Studies (Sage Publications). 
  • Founding editor of the academic journal, Africalogical Perspectives: Historical and Contemporary Analysis of Race and Africana Studies.
  • Her article,  "In the Age of Malcolm X: Social Conflict and the Critique of African American Identity Construction” appears in James L. Conyers, Jr. and James Smallwood’s, Malcolm X A Historical Reader (Baltimore, MD: Carolina Academic Press, 2008).
  • Moderator of "History  is a State of Mind," an independent facilitated discourse (blog and  video podcasts) on history, pedagogy, race, culture and the African diaspora.
  • For more than twenty  years, Dr. Bankole-Medina has taught an extensive selection of courses in history and Africana Studies including:  African American Cultural and Intellectual History, African American History (I&II), African American Women’s History, United States History (I&II), History of Black Nationalism, History of Enslavement in the United States, History of Blacks in the Cities, United States, African American and Honors and History Seminars for undergraduate and graduate students (MA and PhD candidates), Introduction to Latin American History, World History (I&II), and Methods of Historical Research.
  • Dr. Bankole-Medina earned a B.A. in History with a concentration in African American and United States history from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and an M.A. and  Ph.D. in African American Studies with concentrations in history from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA (the first university to grant the doctorate in African American Studies).
  • Dr. Bankole-Medina has also received certification/training in Conflict Resolution (mediation and racial/ethnic conflict) and teaching with technology (in the area of online instruction). She has Technology training in: Blackboard,  Smart Classrooms, TurnItin, Tegrity, New Faculty Technology Orientation,  Podcasting I & II, Faculty Toolkit for Online Teaching, and Quality Matters (“Applying the Quality Matters Rubric” and “Peer Reviewer Course”).
  • Dr. Bankole-Medina is aCertified Quality Matters Peer Reviewer; and completed The 1-year Sloan-C Certificate for Teaching and Improving Online Courses (2013).

Curriculum vitae is available upon request.

I am honored to be able to maintain my research and scholarship in the humanities and teach online, Face-to-Face, and blended courses in the history program at Coppin State University.
— Katherine Bankole-Medina