The Advisory Board

The Advisory Board to the African American Studies Program at UAB consists of university and community members. The purposes of the Advisory Board are to:
  1. Assist the Director in identifying community outreach opportunities for students such internships.
  2. Suggest ways to establish links between the African American Studies Program and the Birmingham community. The Board will advise the Director on ideas for forums and conferences that might be of interest to the community and ways to involve the community in events at UAB.
  3. Advise the Director regarding effort to begin the Program's Capital Campaign to fund scholarships.

Gail Andrews

Gail Andrews. R. Hugh Daniel Director, Birmingham Museum of Art

Mary Johnson Butterworth

Mary Johnson Butterworth. Distinguished Community Volunteer

Priscilla Hancock Cooper

Priscilla Hancock Cooper. Vice-President of Institutional Programs, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Dramatist and Writer

Michelle Craig

Michelle Craig. Coordinator of Youth Programs, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Majella Hamilton

Majella Hamilton. Executive Director, Ballard House Project

Samuel Jones

Samuel Jones. Psychology Instructor,
Jefferson State Community College

Max Michael III

Dr. Max Michael III. Dean, School of Public Health
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Henry Panion III

Henry Panion. University Profesor, Department of Music
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Cedric Sparks Sr.

Cedric Sparks. Executive Director, Division of Youth Services
City of Birmingham Mayor's Office

George Stewart

George Stewart. Director, Last Psalm Ministries
American Gospel Quartet Convention

Karen Utz

Karen Utz. Curator and Historian, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Adjunct Instructor, UAB Department of History

Gregory Wilson

Gregory Wilson. History Instructor,
Lawson State Community College

Odessa Woolfolk

Odessa Woolfolk. Consultant to the Advisory Board
Community Leader, Educator, and Civic Activist
Birmingham, Alabama