Staff, Affiliated Faculty, and Advisory Board Members

Leadership and Management

Brenda M. Greene, Ph.D
Founder and Executive Director
Professor of English, Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Director, Literary Programs

Amber Magruder
Director, Operations

Charlotte E. Hunter
Director, Development and External Affairs


  • Victoria A. Chevalier - Associate Professor of English
  • Susan Alice Fischer - Professor of English
  • Donna Hill - Assistant Professor of Professional Writing
  • Darrel Alejandro Holnes - Assistant Professor of English
  • Mudiwa Pettus - Assistant Professor of English Comp. and Rhetoric
  • Joanna Sit - Associate Professor of Creative Writing


  • Dr. Dale Allender | English Professor of Language and Literacy, California State University, Sacramento
  • Paul N. Amann | Key Bank, Business Banking Vice President
  • Patrick A. Buddington | Vice President, Sales & Publishing | Caribbean Life/Schneps Media Group
  • Bessie R. Edwards | Real Estate Broker, BR Edwards Associates
  • Richard Jones Jr. | Executive Dean Emeritus, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York
  • Dr. Valerie Kinloch | Renée and Richard Goldman Dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
  • Dr. Louise Mirrer | President and CEO, New York Historical Society
  • C. Zawadi Morris | Founder and CEO of The Original Media Group, LLC; Founder and Publisher of The Brooklyn Reader
  • Dr. Kareen Odate | Assistant Dean for Advising, CUNY School of Medicine
  • Lawrence Schiller | President and Co-Founder, Norman Mailer Center; Film producer, Director, Screenwriter
  • Reverend Dr. Shelia Evans-Tranumn | National and International Education Consultant
  • Richard Wesley | Playwright, Screenwriter; Department of Dramatic Writing, New York University
  • John Edgar Wideman | Writer; Messer Emeritus Professor of African American Studies and English, Brown University
  • Marcia White | Founder and President, Personalized Skincare
Maeshay k. Lewis, April R. Silver, Mr. Danny Glover, Julia Shaw at NBWC (2015)
Maeshay k. Lewis, April R. Silver, Mr. Danny Glover, Julia Shaw at NBWC (2015)

Contact Us

Center for Black Literature (CBL)
at Medgar Evers College, CUNY
1534 Bedford Avenue | 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11216
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The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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