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

Charlotte E. Hunter
Chief of Staff
Director, Development and External Affairs

Ashley Thomas
Director, Literary Programs

Amber Magruder
Director, Operations

Lea Byrd
Executive Assistant
Communications Associate

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

Contact Us

Center for Black Literature (CBL)
at Medgar Evers College, CUNY
1534 Bedford Avenue | 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11216
(Click HERE for the Postal Mailing Address)

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