Griselda Thomas

Coordinator, African and African Diaspora Studies
Associate Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies

Contact Information

Office: Social Sciences (SO 22), Room 2014
Phone: 470-578-2419
Fax: 470-578-9057


Associate Professor

Teaching at Kennesaw State since Fall 2008  

Education: Ph.D., African –American Studies (2008), Temple University

MA. English (1996), Northeastern University

Other Affiliations or Positions: Jointly appointed in African & African Diaspora Studies 

Specializations: Black Women Writers; African-American Literature & Culture; and Black Feminist Thought.

Courses Regularly Taught: ENGL 3500 (Topics in African American Literature), ENGL 3360 (Major African-American Writers), AADS 2100 (Introduction to African &African Diaspora Studies), AADS 3500 (The Black Woman).

Most Recent or Most Important Publications: “Advanced Faculty Professional Development for Online Course Building: An Action Research Project” Internet Learning Journalv.4.2 2015. doi: 10.18278/il.4.2.9. “Faculty Perceptions of “The Project”: An Advanced Faculty Professional Development for Online Course Building.” The Sixth International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning. elml_2014_3_40_50059. “The Influence of Malcolm X on Black Identity and Naming Practices in American Culture,” chapter in Muslims in American Popular Culture, eds. Ann Richards and Iraj Omidvar. Praeger Press, 2014. Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment” by Patricia Hill Collins.” Encyclopedia of Black Studies. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage Publications, 2004.




B.A., Kennesaw State University
M.A., Northeastern University
M.A., Temple University
Ph.D., Temple University

Program Members

Aguilar, Rudy
Bradley, Regina
Brown-Spiers, Miriam
Dickey, Jennifer
Dudenhoeffer, Larrie
Dyckhoff, Danelle
Gephardt, Katarina
Grooms, Tony
Hill, Rebecca
Keltner, Stacy
Kim, Na Lae
King, David
Lands, LeeAnn
LeBaron, Alan
Lewis, Catherine
Lieberman, Robbie
McClintock, Diana
McGrew, Mandy
Miller, Cherie
Niemann, Linda
Okie, Tom
Omidvar, Iraj
Piecuch, Jim
Powell, Tammy
Pynn, Tom
Richards, Anne
Silva, Ernesto
Thomas, Griselda
Way, Albert
Whitlock, Ugena
Wright, Trey