Faculty from a variety of departments teach Black Studies courses and bring their experience and area of expertise to the minor. Meet our Black Studies director and affiliated faculty below. 

Director of Black Studies

Sheila Carter-Tod is the director of Black Studies at DU. She's also the executive director of the University Writing Program, an associate professor of English, and the Interim Director of Leadership Studies.

Faculty Affiliated with Black Studies


Trishula R. Patel

Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Alan Gilbert

Abigail Kabandula

Lamont School of Music 

Mitchell S. Ohriner


Naomi Reshotko

Religious Studies

Jason O. Jeffries


Lisa M. Martinez

Spanish Language, Literary & Cultural Studies

Salvador Mercado

University Writing Program

Rebekah Shultz Colby