James L. Conyers, Jr.
James L. Conyers, Jr., is Director of the African American Studies Program, Director of the Center for African American Culture and University Professor of African American Studies at the University of Houston. He is the author or editor of 35 books; and currently serves on the editorial boards of: The Journal of Black Studies, and The Western Journal of Black Studies. He is the founding editor of the serial, Africana Studies: A Review of Social Science Research at Taylor and Francis and the series editor of Africana Studies at Anthem Publishers. His current publication is an edited volume titled, Africana Methodology. His educational background includes: B.A. in Communications from Ramapo College of New Jersey (1983); a M.A. in Africana Studies from the State University of New York at Albany (1984); Completed training in Kiswahili at Cornell University (1991); Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University (1992); and completed graduate training in Oral History at Columbia University (1995).