Dr. Ama Boakyewa discovered Anthropology as a Public Educator at the African Burial Ground Project (ABGP) in New York City. The ABGP is an archaeological/ancestral site discovered during construction in lower Manhattan. She was inspired to formalize her profession in Anthropology and returned to Indiana to pursue further education at the University of Louisville in Pan-African Studies/Anthropology and doctoral training in Anthropology/African Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington.
Nick Herrera received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Social Psychology from Stanford University and his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California at San Diego. As a graduate student, he conducted research on emotional contagion, as well as beliefs about birth order differences in intelligence and personality. He worked as an Honors Intern for the F.B.I. and studied the hunting patterns of serial rapists and the criminal profiling of serial killers.
Lisa has been Dean of the Social Sciences and Arts since 2017. The School of Social Sciences and Arts includes four departments: History, Political Science & Ethnic Studies; the Social Sciences department, Performing Arts, and the Visual and Media Arts department. Prior to becoming dean, Lisa was a faculty member for nearly twenty years in History and taught U.S. history including the recent U.S., Women’s History, Race and Ethnicity, and History of the Americas.