Welcome Dr. Thierno Thiam to American Journal of History and Culture

Dr. Thierno Thiam
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of History and Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences, Tuskegee University


Biography & Research Interest

Welcome Dr. Thierno Thiam to Join the Editorial Board of American Journal of History and Culture.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Established of Annual Political Science Research Symposium
• Established University-Wide Education Abroad Program
• Co-Lead in the establishment of the first Ph.D. in the Humanities – Integrative Public Policy and Development
• Revived the Political Science Honors Programs
• Secured grants to travel with and send more than 50 students to various Education Abroad programs to five different continents
• Led a major curriculum review for the department of History and Political Science to enhance the students’ academic experience
• Led in Tuskegee’s successful bid to host of the 2018 International Comparative Rural Policy Studies (ICRPS), June 24th-July 7th, details available at 2018.icrps.org.
• Key architect in a variety of agreements between Tuskegee university and domestic and international partners
• Raising the profile of the Department and turning it into a must stop for political actors. Most recent speakers include Mr. Bakari Sellers – CNN – and Mr. Cory Booker – U.S. Senator.

AWARDS, GRANTS, AND RECOGNITIONS
• February 2018 Rural Policy Learning Commons (RPLC Canada)
• September 2013-September 2016 USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Higher Education Challenge (HEC) Grant (co-PI with Dr. Ntam Baharanyi).
• January 2015 National Political Science Honor Society Chapter Activity Grant (Second time in a row in the history of the Tuskegee University chapter)
• December 2014 Two scholarships for two members of the Political Science Honors Program (Sierra Gray and Maliq Kendricks) from the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
• August 2014 All University Conference Faculty Recognition for Contributions to Department of History and Political Science– College of Arts and Sciences
• August 2014 International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP) Conference Grant
• November 2013 Two scholarships for two member of the Political Science Honors Program (Keldrick Stephens and Taylor Salter) from the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
• September 2013 International Comparative Policy Studies (Co-PI with Dr. Ntam Baharanyi)
• January 2014 National Political Science Honor Society Chapter Activity Grant (The first in the history of the Tuskegee University chapter)
• June 2013 USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant with University of Missouri
• November 2012 One scholarships for one student of the Department of History and Political Science (Raymond Lanphere) from the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
• August 2012 USAID/ERA with Virginia Tech for Senegal, West Africa
• February 2009 NATO science for Peace to replicate the Purdue Terrestrial Observatory in Cape Town, South Africa and Cairo, Egypt
• April 2009 Travel Grant for the Midwest Political Science Association
• April 2008 Travel Grant for the Midwest Political Science Association
• April 2003 Travel Grant for the Illinois State Conference
• Aug 2002 International Graduate Scholarship

Professional Affiliations
• The American Political Science Association (APSA)
• The Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)
• The West African Research Association (WARA)
• International Advisory Board of the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN)
• The International Comparative Rural Policy Studies (ICRPS)


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