Dawn J. Herd-Clark, Ph.D.

  • Title: Chair and Associate Professor, Department of History, Geography, Political Science, & Criminal Justice
  • clarkd01@fvsu.edu

DAWN J. HERD‐CLARK, PH.D.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Department of History, Geography, Political Science, and Criminal Justice
Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, Georgia 31030
(478) 825‐6657
Clarkd01@fvsu.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D., HIstory
Florida State University
1999
Dissertation: “The Role of the American Missionary Association in Liberty County, Georgia, 1867‐1950”
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Maxine D. Jones

M.A. , History
Florida State University, 1992
Master’s Thesis: “Floyd Snelson, the American Missionary Association and Freedmen in Liberty County, Georgia, 1867‐1879”

B.S., Social Studies Secondary Education
Ball State University, 1990

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Chair, Department of History, Geography, Political Science, & Criminal Justice
Fort Valley State University
Fall 2014 to the Present

Associate Professor
Fort Valley State University
(Fall 2011 to the Present)

Assistant Professor
Fort Valley State University
(Fall 2006 to Spring 2011)

Assistant Professor
Fayetteville State University
(Spring 2004 to Spring 2006)

Assistant Professor
Central Michigan University
(Fall 1999 to Spring 2003)

Teaching Assistant
Florida State University
(Fall 1992 to Spring 1999)

Adjunct Instructor
Tallahassee Community College
(Fall 1995 to Fall 1998)

Rosewood Project Data Analyst
Florida State University
(Spring 1994)

African Americans in Florida Research Assistant
Florida State University
(Summer 1992)

GRANTS AND AWARDS

Georgia Humanities Council National History Day Workshop Award (2015)

Collegiate 100 Humanitarian Award (2015)

The Smithsonian Institute and Georgia Humanities Council Museum on Main Street
Home Town Teams: How Sports Shape America Grant Recipient (2014)

Fulbright‐Hays Group Project Abroad Program “Self‐Study for Teaching and Learning‐
Lessons from West Africa” Submitted (2014)

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights
Struggle” Grant Recipient (2013)

Fort Valley State University Trailblazer Award (2012)

Project Scholar “Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War” (2012)

Middle Georgia African American Film Festival Georgia Humanities Council Grant
Recipient (2011)

Mentoring the Journey Upward with the Taylor County Safe Schools/Healthy Students
Program (2011)

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

Project R.I.S.E. Taylor County Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program Grant Recipient (2009)

Project Y.E.S. Taylor County Safe Schools/Healthy Students Program Grant Recipient
(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)

Fayetteville State University Faculty International Travel Grant Recipient (2005)

FSU Learning Communities Grant Recipient (2005)

Central Michigan University (CMU) Faculty Research Creative Endeavors Recipient (2002)

CMU Faculty International Development Grant Recipient (2000, 2002)

CMU Office of Institutional Diversity Grant Recipient (2000, 2001)

CMU Conference and Seminars Allocation Committee (2001)

CMU College of Graduate Studies Grant (2000)

CMU College of Humanities and Social & Behavioral Sciences 2000 Summer Faculty
Scholars Award Recipient (2000)

Florida State University (FSU) History Department Teaching Assistantship (1994‐1999)

FSU Delores A. Auzenne Fellowship (1995‐1998)

FSU Office of Graduate Studies Dissertation Research Award (1997)

FSU Leslie N. Wilson Graduate Assistantship (1994‐1995)

COURSES TAUGHT

Undergraduate

  • African American History to 1915
  • The African American Military Experience
  • African Americans in Twentieth Century America
  • American Civilization
  • Black American History
  • Black Women in America
  • Contemporary African American Politics
  • Ghana Study Tour
  • Introduction to Historical Methods
  • The Modern Civil Rights Movement
  • Nationality, Ethnicity, and Race in the United States
  • Oral and Family History
  • Orientation to the University
  • United States Social and Economic History
  • Recent United States History
  • The United States to 1865
  • The United States Since 1865
  • Women in the Western World
  • World History Since 1815
  • World History to 1600

Graduate

  • African American History Since 1865
  • The African American Military Experience
  • Antebellum African American History
  • Civil Rights Graduate Colloquium
  • Interpretations of Nineteenth Century United States History
  • Nineteenth Century African American History Graduate Readings
  • Studies in Twentieth Century United States History
  • Twentieth Century African American Graduate Readings

SERVICE

Fort Valley State University

  • Behavioral Sciences Field Performance Review Committee
  • African American and Diaspora Studies Program Co‐Developer
  • Academic Appeals Committee
  • African American Read in Day Participant
  • Annual Honors Convocation Committee Co‐Chair
  • Banks‐Pierro‐Rutland‐Bellamy Social Sciences Colloquium Committee
  • College and Department Tenure and Promotion Committee
  • Conference on Youth Violence Committee
  • Constitution Day Coordinator
  • Faculty Center for Improving Instruction and Leadership Advisory Board
  • Historical Society Advisor
  • Honors Program Advisory Council
  • John W. Davison Lecture Series Committee
  • L.I.V.E. Study Sessions Coordinator
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Celebration Co‐Chair
  • Orientation to the University Course
  • Retention Committee
  • Valley Girls Advisor
  • Various Search Committees
  • Women’s Orientation Committee
  • Georgia Association of Historians Conference Planning Committee
  • Phi Alpha Theta Advisor
  • Regional History Day Judge

Fayetteville State University

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences Co‐Chair of the Black History Month
    Committee
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences International Collaborations Committee
  • Department of Government and History Black History Month Committee
  • Department of Government and History Human Relations Committee
  • Department of Government and History International Studies/Intercultural
  • Affairs Committee
  • Fayetteville State University South Asian Studies Committee
  • Model United Nations Advisor
  • Phi Alpha Theta Co‐Advisor
  • Women’s History Month Planning Committee
  • Central Michigan University
  • Selection Committee King Chavez Parks Future Faculty Fellows
  • General Education Subcommittee
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated Faculty Advisor
  • Minority Student Services Student Enrichment Mentor
  • Department of History Internship Coordinator
  • Regional History Day Judge
  • Subject Matter Supervisor of Student Teachers, College of Education and Human Services College of Humanities and Social & Behavioral Sciences Committee on Excellence in Teaching and Academic Programs
  • Faculty Recruiting Advisor, Football and Women’s Basketball
  • History Department Graduate Studies Committee
  • Phi Alpha Theta Advisor (1999‐2002)
  • Ronald E. McNair Post‐Baccalaureate Program Advisor/Mentor
  • Selection Committee Presidential Award for International Students

Florida State University

  • Academic Advisor
  • History Department Mentoring Program
  • Housing Faculty Associate/Women’s Mentoring Program

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Association for the Study of African American Life and History
  • Georgia Association of Historians
  • National Association of African American Studies
  • National Council for Black Studies
  • Organization of American Historians
  • Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society
  • Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences
  • Southern Conference on Afro‐American Studies Incorporated
  • Southern Historical Association

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Southern Historical Association Membership Committee (2015)
  • At‐Large Member of the Executive Committee of the Georgia Association of Historians (2015)
  • Ham and Egg Show Photographic Exhibit Coordinator for the Fort Valley Ham and Egg Legislative Breakfast (2015)
  • Chair, “Activating Student Success” National Council for Black Studies (2015)
    At‐large Member of the Executive Committee of the Georgia Association of Historians (2015)
  • Chair, “Three Mule‐Riders of the Middle Georgia Apocalypse: Death, Pestilence, and War at the Turn of the 20th Century” Georgia Association of Historians (2014)
  • Reviewer for the Georgia State History textbook (2009)
  • Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia Africa Council (2009)
  • Georgia Association of Historians Annual Meeting Planning Committee (2008)
  • Fort Valley State University and Peach County Historical Society Oral History Project (2007)
  • Fort Valley State University Jena, Louisiana, Experiment in Social Activism Co‐
    Coordinator (2007)
  •  Reviewer for The Journal of the Georgia Association of Historians (2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Middle Georgia National History Day Judge (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Fayetteville State University Women’s History Month Program Organizer “America’s Unsung Sheroes: Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, and Other Notable Women in the Modern Civil Rights Movement” (2006)
  • Fayetteville State University Study Abroad Program to Ghana (2006)
  • Fayetteville State University History Undergraduate Studies Coordinator (2005‐2006)
  • Fayetteville State University “Liberal Learning for Global Citizens” Participant (2005)
  • Fayetteville State University National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Urban and Rural Community Enrichment Program Organizer (2005)
  • Fayetteville State University African Americans in United States History and Literature First‐Year Learning Community Coordinator (2005)
  • Fayetteville State University Study Abroad Program to Ghana (2005)
  • Chair, “The Civil Rights Period in the United States,” Fayetteville State University
  • Department of Government and History Black History Month Lecture Series (2005)
  • Chair, “The Quest for Peace and Freedom: The Peace Movement, Civil Rights, and Race in the 20th Century United States,” Peace History Society Conference (2003)
  • Chair, “Race and Violence in the Sunshine State,” The Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Meeting (2002)
  • Central Michigan University Study Abroad Program to Ghana (2001, 2003)
  • Coordinated the Phi Alpha Theta Michigan Regional Conference (2001)
  • Central Michigan University Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Grant Writing Workshop Participant (2000)
  • Central Michigan University Minority Student Awards Ceremony Presenter (2000)

PUBLICATIONS

  • “A Letter to My Sons,” in Our Black Sons Matter: Mothers Talk about their Fears,
    Sorrows, and Hopes, ed. George Yancy, Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
  • “Introduction,” in T. Thomas Fortune’s ‘After War Times’: An African American Childhood in Reconstruction Era Florida. After War Times, ed. Daniel Weinfeld, University of Alabama Press, 2014.
  • “Jane Deveaux and Savannah Secret Schools,” in Slavery and Freedom in Savannah, eds. Daina Berry and Leslie Harris, University of Georgia Press, 2014.
    Herd‐Clark, Dawn J. and Komanduri S. Murty
  • “The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP): What has it accomplished in the Obama Era?” Race, Gender & Class 20, no. 3‐4, (2013): 130‐146.
    Murty, Komanduri S., Meigan M. Fields, Dawn J. Herd‐Clark, Ashwin G. Vyas, Edward L. Hill, Barbara Wyche, Diana Byrd, and Sonja R. Shavers
  • “Congressional Progressive Caucus Agenda: Challenges and Opportunities for 2012 Elections,” Race, Gender & Class 20, no. 1‐2 (2013): 56‐77.
  • “The Origin and Development of the HBCU,” in New Life for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, ed. Vann Newkirk, McFarland Press, 2012.
  • “Reconstruction” in African Americans in the Nineteenth Century: Perspectives in American Social History, ed. Dixie Haggard, 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: Portraits of Southern Women in the Post‐Civil War Century, ed. Larry E. Rivers and Canter Brown, University Press of Florida, 2009.
  • “Basketball” in Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, ed. Darlene Clark Hine, Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Thirteen entries in The Encyclopedia of Minorities in American Politics, ed. Jeffrey D. Schultz, Oryx Press, 1999. Entries include the Alpha Suffrage Club, Mary Frances Berry, Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, Council of Federated Organizations, William L. Dawson, Marian Wright Edelman, T. Thomas Fortune, Archibald H. Grimke, Patricia Roberts Harris, John Mercer Langston, National Council of Negro Women, National Negro Business League, and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Scholarly Conference Papers
  • “Otis O’Neal: The Father of the Ham Show.” Presented at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, September, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • “T. Thomas Fortune’s ‘After War Times:’ Emancipation, Reconstruction and the Emergence of Black Political and Intellectual Culture in Florida” Roundtable. Presented at the Florida Historical Society 2015 Annual Meeting, May, 2015, St. Augustine, Florida.
  • “Using Technology to Find Primary Sources for Historical Documentation and Research” Roundtable. Presented at the Georgia State University Instructional Effectiveness Conference, April, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • “The Fort Valley Ham and Egg Show: Community Progress Through Food, Song, and Culture Presented.” Presented at the National Council for Black Studies Conference, March, 2015, Los Angeles, California.
  • “Congressional Progressive Caucus Agenda: Challenges and Opportunities for 2012 Elections.” Presented at the Race, Gender & Class Conference, March, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • “Hoes and Homos: An Analysis of African Americans Males Through the Lens of the Reality Television in the Era of President of Barack Obama.” Presented at the Race, Gender & Class Conference, March, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • “Engaging African American Males in the Twenty‐First Century.” Presented at the 2012 Governor’s Teaching Fellows Reunion Conference, January, 2012, Athens, Georgia.
  • “African American Women In Foreign Affairs.” Presented at the National Association of African American Studies Conference, February, 2011, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • “The Varieties of Women’s Experiences: Elizabeth Benton Moore.” Presented at the Hunt Memorial Library Symposium, March, 2010, Fort Valley, Georgia.
  • “Four Pillars: Fort Valley State University African American Male Initiative, a Living and Learning Community Making a Difference.” Presented at the 14th Annual National Learning Communities Conference, November, 2009, Marietta, Georgia.
  • “LC’s at HBCU’s: The Millennial Generation in Learning Communities at Fort Valley State University.” Presented at the 14th Annual National Learning Communities Conference, November, 2009, Marietta, Georgia.
  • “Elizabeth Benton Moore: A Female Educator.” Presented at the Women in Higher Education Symposium,” August, 2009, Fort Valley, Georgia.
  • “Identifying Factors Affecting Learning Communities at a Historically Black College or University: A Case Study of an African American Male Initiative.” Presented at the National Association of African American Studies Annual Conference, February, 2009, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • “Elizabeth Benton Moore and Georgia’s Dorchester Academy: A Study of Education and Community Activism.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Georgia Association of Historians, February, 2008, Fort Valley, Georgia.
  • “The Dorchester Cooperative Center: African American Commitment to Community Development.” Presented at the Southern Conference on African American Studies Annual Meeting, February, 2006, Savannah, Georgia.
  • “The Early Years of Dorchester Academy: Educational Excellence in the Post‐
    Reconstruction Era.” Presented at the 2005 National Association of African American Studies, February, 2005, Houston, Texas.
  • “Torchbearer for African‐American Education: Elizabeth B. Moore and the Dorchester Academy, 1925‐1932.” Presented at the Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, April, 2003, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • “The Tigerettes: Dorchester Academy’s Athletic Powerhouse.” Presented at the
    Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Meeting,
    October, 2002, Orlando, Florida.
  • “Torchbearer for African‐American Education: Elizabeth B. Moore and the Dorchester Academy, 1925‐1932.” Presented at the “Women in the Making of the Black World Workshop,” March, 2001, Houston, Texas.
  • “The J. Roosevelt Jenkins Era of Dorchester Academy, 1932‐1940.” Presented at the Southern Conference on African American Studies Annual Meeting, February, 2000, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • “Elizabeth B. Moore: A Torchbearer in Liberty County, Georgia, Education.” Presented at the Georgia Association of Historians Annual Meeting, April, 1998, Hiawassee, Georgia.
  • “The American Missionary Association and the Dorchester Cooperative Center.”
    Presented at the Florida Conference of Historians Annual Meeting, February, 1997, Jacksonville, Florida.
  • “The Foundation of Education in Liberty County, Georgia.” Presented at the
    Southern Conference on Afro‐American Studies Annual Meeting, February, 1996,
    Tallahassee, Florida.

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Using Social Media to Uplift African American Women.” Presented at Fort Valley State University’s Women’s Symposium, March 2012, Fort Valley, Georgia.
  • “Keys to Academic Success.” Presented at Fort Valley Middle School, January 2012, Fort Valley, Georgia.
  • “How to Approach and Address a Lady.” Presented at Josephine Lewis Hall, February 2011, Fort Valley, Georgia.
  • “Jim Crow in the South: A Case Study of African Americans in Rural Georgia.” Presented at The Plains Experience: Traveling Through Time, June, 2010, Plains, Georgia.
  • “The Historical Context of Good Hair.” Presented at Fort Valley State University,
    February, 2010, Fort Valley, Georgia.
  • “Resources and Advice for Graduate School.” Presented at Fort Valley State University, November, 2009, Fort Valley, Georgia.
  • “Contemporary Issues Impacting African Americans.” Presented at Robins Air Force Base, February, 2009, Warner Robins, Georgia.
  • “The History of African American Political Activism.” Presented at Fort Valley State University, February, 2008, Fort Valley, Georgia.
  • “From Slavery to Freedom: Africans in the Americas.” Presented at Shiloh Baptist Church, February, 2007, Fort Valley, Georgia.
  • “Love, Lust, and Lies.” Presented at the Y.O.U.T.H. Beyond Violence Conference,
    October, 2006, Fort Valley, Georgia.
  • “The Abolitionist Movement.” Presented at Westover High School for Cumberland County Social Studies Educators for Continuing Education Credit, February, 2006, Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  • “Fayetteville State University in Africa: Summer 2005.” Presented at Fayetteville State University, January 2006, Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  • “The Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments and African American Civil Rights.” Presented at Fayetteville State University’s Celebration of Constitution Day, September, 2005, Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  • “The Modern Civil Rights Movement.” Presented at the Teaching American History Workshop to Cumberland County Teachers, June, 2005, Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  • “Africans in America: Our Historical Contributions.” Presented at Pauline Jones
    Elementary School, April, 2005, Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  • “Ghana’s History and Culture.” Presented at South View Middle School, April, 2005, Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  • “Gender and the Academy: Four Women’s Perspectives on Professional Advancement as Tenure, Tenure‐Track, ABD, and Independent Scholars in Higher Education.” Presented at the Mid Atlantic Conference on the Scholarship of Diversity, March, 2005, Roanoke, Virginia.
  • “The History of Black History Month.” Presented at the Fayetteville State University 2005 Black History Month Kick‐Off Celebration, February, 2005, Fayetteville, North Carolina.
  • “A Brief History of Dorchester Academy.” Presented at the Dedication and Opening of the Dorchester Academy Museum of African‐American History, June, 2004, Midway, Georgia.
  • “From Africa to the Civil Rights Movement: The Role of the African Diaspora In
    America.” Presented at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Academy in Mrs. Middleton’s Fifth Grade Class, April, 2003, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
  • “The Role of Black Women in Reconstruction.” Presented at Michigan State University in Dr. Daina Ramey Berry’s African American Women’s History Class, February, 2003, East Lansing, Michigan.
  • “Africans and Their Impact on America.” Presented at First Baptist Church in Mr. Hans Wolters Third Grade Class, November, 2002, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
  • “The Experiences of CMU Students in Ghana.” Presented at a Central Michigan
    University Soup and Substance, April, 2002, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
  • “The History of African American Education.” Presented to SPE 550: Teaching Cultural
  • Diversity, July 20, 2000 and October, 2001, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
    “The Historical Plight of African‐American Women.” Presented during Black History Month at Central Michigan University with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, February, 2000, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
  • “Graduate School Advice and Suggestions.” Presented at the Central Michigan
    University Ronald E. McNair Post‐Baccalaureate Program Orientation/Dinner,
    December, 1999, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
  • “Exploring African‐American History.” Presented at the Central Michigan University
  • Teacher Career Day, October, 1999, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.