Appointed By: Barack Obama
Date of Appointment: Fri, 2010-01-15
Term Expiration: Sun, 2014-01-26
Adele Logan Alexander is an adjunct professor of history at George Washington University, where she has taught since 1983. She teaches classes on the history of slavery, the civil rights movement, and African-American women. She has also taught at Howard University, University of Maryland-College Park, and Trinity College. Her research focuses on the black Atlantic world, African-American history, and family history. In addition to numerous articles, she has authored two books, Ambiguous Lives: Free Women of Color in Rural Georgia, 1789-1879, and Homelands and Waterways: The American Journey of the Bond Family, 1846-1926. The latter book won the non-fiction prize of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. In 2003 the African American Historical and Genealogical Society recognized her contributions to the study of family history with an award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution. Ms. Alexander received a B.A. from Radcliffe College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Howard University.