Joyce Russell, Ph.D.

  • Professor of EnglishDepartment of English and Multimedia Studies

Contact Info:

  • 919.516.4612
  • Boyer Building Room 304-A

Educational Background

B.A. – Bennett College for Women

M.A. – English
North Carolina Central University

Ph.D. – Interdisciplinary Studies (merging English, African American Literature, Philosophy)
Emory University


Various publications in refereed journals, among them: The Western Journal of Black Studies; Issue: A Journal of Opinion; Journal for the Advancement of Educational Research
Various publications in critical anthologies and sourcebooks. Subjects include Nat Turner, Duke Ellington, Olaudah Equiano, and Ted Shine

SAU Campus Organizations

Faculty advisor for Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society

Community Involvement

Published “Jerusalem! An Introduction to African American Church History in the Commonwealth of Virginia” (2016)