Past Coordinators & Affiliated Faculty

Past AAPHI Coordinators & Faculty

Erica Armstrong-Dunbar

Erica Armstrong-Dunbar served as the Coordinator of the AAPHI program in 2016, while a Professor of History and Africana Studies at the University of Delaware.  She is now the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University. She is the author of Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge.

Tanisha Ford

Tanisha Ford served as the Coordinator of the AAPHI program in 2017, while a Professor of History and Africana Studies at the University of Delaware. She is currently a Professor of History at the CUNY Graduate Center; an historian and cultural critic whose projects center on the experiences of black women, girls, and non-binary femmes.

Tiffany Gill

Tiffany Gill served as the Coordinator of the AAPHI program in 2018, while an Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies at the University of Delaware. She is currently a Professor of History at Rutgers University, where her research focuses on black entrepreneurship, fashion and beauty studies, and black internationalism.

Ann Ardis

Before taking up leadership as the Dean of George Mason’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr. Ardis served at the University of Delaware, first as an associate dean and deputy dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, and then as the senior vice provost for graduate and professional education. She was the founding director of Delaware’s Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, which supports collaborative multidisciplinary research and teaching, and the PI on the NEH Grant which created AAPHI.

P. Gabrielle Foreman

P. Gabrielle Foreman is Affiliated Professor of English, History, and Africana Studies at the University of Delaware. She is currently the Paterno Family Professor of American Literature and Professor of African American Studies and History at Penn State University.  She is, in collaboration with Sarah Patterson, James Casey and others, one of the founders of the award winning Colored Conventions Project.