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Project Directors

Dr. Angela Jones

Angela Jones is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Farmingdale State College, State University of New York. Jones obtained her PhD from the New School for Social Research. Her research interests include: African American history, gender, sexuality, and social movements. Jones is the author of three books African American Civil Rights: Early Activism and the Niagara Movement (Praeger, 2011) and The Modern African American Political Thought Reader: From David Walker to Barack Obama (Routledge, 2012), and A Critical Inquiry into Queer Utopias (Palgrave, 2013).She is also the author of numerous scholarly articles, which have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as: Interalia: a Journal of Queer Studies, the Journal of African American Studies, the Journal of African American History, Mobilization, and The Journal of Historical Sociology.

Dr. Lynn B. Elfe

Dr. Lynn B. Elfe is the Director for Academic Student Achievement Program, Trio Student Support Services at Farmingdale State College (SUNY). She is responsible for directing the Grant-Funded program that is designed to provide academic and other support services to low-income, first generation, and /or college students with disabilities.

She obtained her doctorate from Dowling College. Her research interests include: African American students and professors, predominantly white campuses, Myers Briggs and students in alternative schooling. Along with three of her doctorate colleagues, Elfe has authored a book titled Raising Scholars from Infancy to Adulthood: Preparing Our Children for college and Demolishing Prison Walls. She is also writing a children’s diversity book titled, Just As Beautiful a poetry book titled Just Another Day: To Enjoy, Experience, Embrace, that will be published 2015.

Presently, Dr. Elfe is the Vice President of South Shore Scholars Associates, Inc. This is an Education Consulting organization that works with doctoral students as they work to complete their dissertation. She is also the Chief Operating Officer for Good Morning Parents where she and her colleague work with families who have experienced incarceration.