deReef jamisonAssociate Professor
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DeReef Jamison’s research attempts to demonstrate the connections between Africana intellectual history and social science that are too often seen as disconnected. In particular, he examines how particular historical figures in the Africana intellectual tradition explore the notion of cultural consciousness.

As a facilitator, Dr. Jamison encourages students to step outside the box and think critically about the world in which they live. In the spirit of those pioneering scholars in African American Studies that stressed academic excellence and social responsibility, he seeks to contribute to the intergenerational transmission of knowledge and assist in facilitating social change.


  • BS, Bowie State University, Psychology
  • MS, Florida A&M University, Community Psychology
  • PhD, Temple University, African American Studies
  • Jamison, D. (2019). “Asa Hilliard: Conceptualizing and constructing an African-centered pedagogy”. International Journal of Africana Studies, (Forthcoming, Spring 2019).
  • Jamison, D. (2018). “Key issues and concepts in African/Black Psychology: A view from the bridge”. Journal of Black Psychology, (Winter 2018).
  • Jamison, D. (2018). “The Wright Way: Bobby Wright and the construction of a critical race psychology”. In Whispering Out Loud: Voices of Africana. Michael Tillotson, ed. Africa World Press. (in press)
  • Jamison, D. (2017). “Wade Nobles: The intellectual as healer”. Journal of Black Studies, 48, (6), (pp. 535-550.
  • Jamison, D. (2017). “Decoding and deconstructing the cultural logic of white supremacy”. Africology: Journal of Pan African Studies,10, (6), (pp. 42-58).
  • Jamison, D. (2016). “Kobi Kambon: Portrait of an African-centered psychologist”. Journal of Black Studies, 47, (6), (pp. 592-609).
  • Jamison, D. (2015). “Black Psychological Conversations: A dialogue with Black psychologists about the major issues, concepts in themes in Black Psychology from 1974-1999”. The Griot, 34, (2), (1-19).
  • Jamison, D. (2015). “Cultural Misorientation”. In Encyclopedia of African Heritage in North America. Mwalimi J. Shujaa & Kenya J, Shujaa, ed. Sage Publications, (pp. 316-321).
  • Jamison, D. (2014). “Daudi Azibo: Defining and developing Africana psychological theory, research and practice”. Journal of Pan African Studies,7, (5), (pp. 2-18).
  • Jamison, D. & Carroll, K. (2014). “A critical review and analysis of the state, scope and direction of African-centered psychology from 2000-2010”. Western Journal of Black Studies, 38, (2), (pp. 98-107).
  • Introduction to African American Studies (AAS 200)
  • Black Psychology (AAS 325)
  • Psychology of Hip Hop (AAS 250)
  • African Aesthetics and Religion (AAS 330)
  • Research Methods (AAS 350)
  • African American Studies Organization
  • Blazer Male Excellence Network
  • Honors Faculty Fellow
  • Faculty of Excellence Award (Black Male Excellence Network)
  • Outstanding Faculty Member (Black Student Awareness Committee)
  • Excellence Award (Blazer Male Excellence Network)
  • Faculty Grant for Online Course Development: AAS 335 Psychology of Hip Hop
  • SSTI Fellow (Columbia University Summer Scholars and Teachers Institute)
  • Association of Black Psychologists
  • Southern Conference on African American Studies, Incorporated
  • Africology: Journal of Pan African Studies (Editorial Board)