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.
Professor Donald Kent Douglas joined the Department of History & Political Science at Long Beach City College in Fall 2000. A specialist in international relations theory and comparative politics, he earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his B.A. from the California State University, Fresno. He teaches Introduction to American Government, Comparative Government, and World Politics at LBCC.
Professor Goss has taught at LBCC since 1991 and has been a tenured Full Professor since 1996. In addition to his teaching responsibilities over the years, he has served as History and Political Science Department Head, Technology Committee Chair, President of the LBCC Faculty Association, and Founder of and Faculty Advisor to the Political Science Student Association. Professor Goss also serves on the City Council of the City of Sierra Madre, and served as Mayor of Sierra Madre in 2016/2017. In 2018, he was re-elected and now serves as Mayor Pro Tempore.
David Morse has been a full-time faculty member at Long Beach City College since 1998. From 2014 to 2016, he served as president of the statewide Academic Senate for California Community Colleges. He is also a former member of the Board of Governors of the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges, a former president of the Long Beach City College Academic Senate, and a former chair of the Long Beach City College English Department. He speaks fluent Spanish and regularly vacations in Mexico, most often in Puerto Vallarta or Acapulco.