William Monroe Trotter Institute

The Study of Black Culture



Barbara Lewis, PhD, Director

Yvonne Gomes Santos, Publicity Assistant

Kenneth J. Cooper, Editor, Trotter Review

Shirley T. Williams, Administrative Assistant II


Advisory Board Members and Affiliations

  • Mel King, Chair of Trotter Advisory Board, South End Technology Center
  • Philip Clay, Chancellor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Charles Desmond, Executive Vice President, Trefler Foundation
  • Scott Darling, Environmental and Land Use Counsel, MBTA
  • Heywood Fennell, Director, TriAdveterans Group
  • Sen. Bill Owens, Director, H.E.L.P.
  • Rodney E. Dailey, Workforce Development Manager, StreetSafe Boston, Boston Foundation
  • Sarah Ann Shaw, Association of Black Journalists
  • Quinton Chavouz, Retired Professor of Public and Community Service, UMass Boston
  • Robert Johnson Jr., Retired Professor of Africana Studies, UMass Boston
  • Jemadari Kamara, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, UMass Boston
  • Asgedet Stefanos, Associate Professor, College of Public and Community Service, UMass Boston
  • Tim Sieber, Professor of Anthropology, UMass Boston

Faculty Associates/Research Fellows