Fort Valley State University  

Herd-Clark, Dawn J.

History, Geography, Political Science, and Criminal Justice
127 Horace Mann Bond Building

Professional Experience:

Principal Investigator Project S.O.A.R. Taylor County Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program (2010)

Co-Principal Investigator Project R.I.S.E. Taylor County
Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program (2009)

Co-Principal Investigator Project Y.E.S. Taylor County Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program (2009)

Georgia Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program (2008)

University System of Georgia African American Male Initiative Grant Recipient (2008)

Fort Valley State University Presidential Research Mini-Grant Recipient (2008

Faculty Bio

B.S., Social Studies, Secondary Education, Ball State University
M. A., African American History, Florida State University
Ph.D., United States History, Florida State University


Reconstruction” in African Americans in the Nineteenth Century: Perspectives in American Social History, ABC-CLIO press, 2010.

“Elizabeth Benton Moore and Georgia’s Dorchester Academy: A Study of Education and Community Activism” in The Varieties of Women’s Experiences, University Press of Florida, 2009.

“Basketball” in Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, ed. Darlene Clark Hine, Oxford University Press, 2005

Research Interests: 

20th Century African American History, African American Women’s History, African American Educational History

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