Scholar Helps Students See Relevance of Black History


Attending a race conference held at Princeton University was a pivotal moment for Dr. Andrew Rosa, as he discovered his true passion for teaching and interest in African-American studies.

Rosa attended the conference in 1994 during his final year as an undergraduate student at Hampshire College, where he was an English and history double major with an emphasis on the African-American experience.

Upon graduating from Hampshire, Rosa attended Temple University where he earned his master’s degree and then returned to New England where he was part of the second class to complete a newly formed Ph.D. program, at the time, in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Dr. Andrew Rosa

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