Department of History

West Chester University

404 Wayne Hall
Phone: 610-436-2201
Fax: 610-436-3069

LaTonya Thames-Taylor

Professor thames taylor

Associate Professor of History

Office Location: 432 Wayne Hall
Phone: 610-436-2970

Teaching Interests:

African-American; American South; American Social and Cultural History; Ethnicity; and Labor.

Current Research:

Class; Violence; Race; Identity; and Memory.

Brief Biography:

A native Mississippi and granddaughter of a sharecropper, Southern and cultural historian, tonya thames-taylor is a magna cum laude graduate of Tougaloo College (1992) and the University of Mississippi (1994, 2005). She earned her academic degrees through fellowships and scholarships. At West Chester University, she is director of the African American Minor, chair of the Multicultural Faculty Commission, chair of the Executive Committee of the Frederick Douglass Institute, and the director of the FDI Summer Scholars Program. In the community, she serves in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAAACP) as the chair of Education Committee.