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LaTonya Thames-Taylor

Contact History  


312 Anderson Hall
West Chester, PA 19382

Phone: 610-436-2201
Fax: 610-436-3069

Carole Marciano
Departmental Secretary
Office: Anderson 312
Phone: 610-436-2201
Fax: 610-436-3069

Dr. Wayne Hanley
Departmental Chairperson
Office: Anderson 312C
Phone: 610-436-2201
Fax: 610-436-3069

Dr. Karin Gedge
Social Studies Coordinator
Office: Anderson 312D6
Phone: 610-436-2971

Brenda Gaydosh
Acting Graduate Coordinator
Office: Anderson 309A
Phone: 610-436-0734

Jonathan Friedman
Director, Holocaust-Genocide Studies
Office: Anderson 309B
Phone: 610-436-2972

tonya thames-taylor

Courses Taught

  • HIS 150: American Experience
  • HIS 152: American History from 1877
  • HIS 358: Economic History of the United States
  • HIS 362: Violence in America
  • HIS 366: Turbulent 1960s
  • HIS 373: African American History
  • HIS 520: Topics: Race, Bigotry, and Prejudice
  • HIS 555: Emergence Of Modern America: 1876-1923

About Me

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.

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