Ethnic Studies Programs

College of Arts and Humanities

201 Old Library Building
Ethnic Studies
Miguel Ceballos, Director

Ethnic studies includes the Ethnic Studies Institute and the minor's program. The institute sponsors cultural programming, grant writing, and research.  The minor's program offers a minor to any student, regardless of major, who satisfactorily completes 18 credits of work in Ethnic Studies. Study may lead to a concentration in one of the following areas:

  • African American Studies
  • Asian American Studies
  • Jewish American Studies
  • Latino/a Studies
  • Native American Studies
  • Multi-Cultural Studies

Committee Members

Timothy J. Brown, Communication Studies
Anita K. Foeman, Communication Studies
Jonathan Friedman, History
Paul D. Green, English
V. Krishna Kumar, Psychology
Alice Speh, Languages and Cultures
Linda S. Stevenson, Political Science
Carla Lee Verderame, English
Richard W. Voss, Social Work
Mahmoud Amer, Languages and Cultures
Mahrukh Azam, Chemistry
Cecilia Lee-Fang Chien, History
Valerian Desousa, Anthropology and Sociology
Cherise Pollard, English
Miguel Ceballos, Anthropology and Sociology
Michael A. Di Giovine, Anthropology and Sociology
Ann Lieberman-Colgan, Educational Development
Daniela Johannes, Languages and Cultures
Tiffany Lane, Social Work
Ana C. Sanchez, Languages and Cultures

Minors in Ethnic Studies


Timothy J. Brown (2002)

Chairperson, Communication Studies

B.A., M.A., West Chester University; Ph.D., Ohio State University

Anita K. Foeman (1991)

B.H., Defiance College; M.A., Ph.D., Temple University

Jonathan Friedman (2002)

Director, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Graduate Coordinator, Holocaust and Genocide Studies

B.A., Kent State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland - College Park

Paul D. Green (1971)

A.B., Temple University; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University

V. Krishna Kumar (1977)

B.S., Osmania University (India); M.S., Indian Agricultural Research Institute; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Cherise Pollard (1999)

B.A., Rutgers - The State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Alice J. Speh (1989)

Director, Liberal Studies Program

A.B., Brown University; M.A., Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College

Linda S. Stevenson (2002)

B.A., College of Wooster; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Carla Lee Verderame (1998)

A.B., Smith College; M.A.T., Brown University; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Richard W. Voss (1996)

B.A., St. Fidelis College; M.S.W., Fordham University; D.P.C., Loyola College

Associate Professors

Mahrukh Azam (2004)

B.S., Punjab University; M.S., Quaid-e-Azam University; M.S., Ph.D., Seton Hall University

Cecilia Lee-Fang Chien (2005)

Assistant Chairperson, History

B.A., Central Michigan University; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

Valerian Desousa (2008)

B.A., Bombay University; M.A., Xavier Labour Relations Institute (India); Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Assistant Professors

Miguel Ceballos (2012)

Director, Ethnic Studies Program

B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., University of Texas at Austin; M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Michael A. Di Giovine (2013)

B.S., Georgetown University; A.M., Ph.D., The University of Chicago

Daniela Salvo Johannes (2016)

BA Universidad Catolica de Chile; MA University of Arizona; PhD University of Arizona

Tiffany Yvette Lane (2012)

B.A., West Chester University; M.S.W., Howard University; Ph.D., Morgan State University

Ann Lieberman-Colgan (2014)

BA., West Chester University of Pennsylvania; M.Ed., River College; Ed.D., Gratz College

Donald McCown (2011)

B.A., Eastern University; M.S.S., Bryn Mawr College; Ph.D. Tilburg University


Ana C. Sanchez (2016)

B.A. National University of Costa Rica; M.A. National University of Costa Rica; M.A. West Chester University