Dexter Gordon, PhD is the Director of the African American Studies (AFAM) Program and the Race & Pedagogy Institute. He is also a professor in the Communication Studies Department. Students from the Public Scholarship course sat down with him to discuss Public Scholarship and the purpose of the recently established AFAM Public Scholarship course. Dr. Gordon responded to the following questions:

1. How would you define “public scholarship”?

2. What is the purpose of the Public Scholarship course?

3. Before this course was created, how were the academic needs of public scholarship met?

4. Has the student relationship to the Race & Pedagogy Institute changed along with this course? If so, how?

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A Conversation with Dr. Dexter Gordon