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Dr. Janice Sumler-Edmond

JANICE L. SUMLER-EDMOND has served as a professor of United States History, African American History, and Constitutional History and Law since her appointment to the Huston-Tillotson University faculty in 2002. She is also the director of the W. E. B. DuBois Honors Program. Previously, she taught history at Clark Atlanta University and served as the chair of the History Department and as an Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Sumler-Edmond earned the Ph.D. degree in American History from Georgetown University and the J.D. degree from the UCLA School of Law. As a practicing attorney, Professor Sumler-Edmond spent a year as a Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, DC. She also worked as an associate with the Atlanta law firm of Mack and McLean in the areas of labor, employment, and school law.

In the field of history, Professor Sumler-Edmond’s most recent book is entitled The Secret Trust of Aspasia Cruvellier Mirault: the Life and Trials of a Free Women of Color in Antebellum Georgia (University of Arkansas Press, 2008). She is also the co-editor of two books: Black Women’s History at the Intersection of Knowledge and Power (Tapestry Press, 2000) with Rosalyn Terborg-Penn and Freedom’s Odyssey, African American History Essays from Phylon, (Clark Atlanta University Press, 1999) with Alexa Benson Henderson. She is a member of the following professional organizations: the Organization of American Historians, the Southern Historical Association, and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Professor Sumler-Edmond is a life member and former national director of the Association of Black Women Historians.


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Role: Director of the Honors Program/Professor of History
Phone: 512.505.3100
Office: J-M 204