Chair, Africana Studies
Abul Pitre is Professor and Chair of the Department of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University. He holds a B.S. in Social Studies Education and M.A. in Social Science from Southern University Baton Rouge, and a Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University. He has authored and co-edited 25 books with his most recent being, The Gloria Ladson-Billings Reader, A Critical Black Pedagogy Reader: The Brothers Speak, Research Studies On Educating For Diversity And Social Justice, and Perspectives on Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice in Educational Leadership. In addition, he has written several journal articles, book chapters, and book reviews. He is also the series editor for the following book series, Critical Black Pedagogy (Rowman and Littlefield); The Africana Experience and Critical Leadership Studies (Lexington Books); and Elijah Muhammad Studies (Hamilton Books). For his contributions to the study of Africana education he was the first named Professor at Edinboro University holding the Carter G. Woodson Professorship. Throughout his many years in academia he has worked with some of the leading professors in Education and Africana Studies.
Research Areas: Critical Black Pedagogy, Critical Educational Theory, Africana Leadership Studies, Social Justice Leadership, and Elijah Muhammad Studies.