Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead

Karsonya Whitehead

Dr. Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead, Ph.D., is an award-winning Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies in the Department of Communication at Loyola University Maryland and the Founding Executive Director of The Emilie Frances Davis Center for Education, Research, and Culture. She is the author of four books including RaceBrave: new and selected works, which was selected by the Baltimore Sun as one of the 2015 Top Ten Summer Reads; Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis, which received both the 2015 Darlene Clark Hine Book Award from the Organization of American Historians and the 2014 Letitia Woods Brown Book Award from the Association of Black Women Historians; and, Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America. She is also a K-12 Master Teacher in African American History, an award-winning former Baltimore City middle school teacher, a three-time New York Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker, and a 2016-2017 guest commentator and Op-Ed columnist for WYPR 88.1 FM and the Baltimore Sun. She can also be heard frequently on both The Marc Steiner Show and First Edition on WEAA 88.9 FM. Whitehead created the Say Her Name syllabus, the Clinton syllabus, the Trump Syllabus K12, and the A Day Without A Woman Syllabus. She was the guest editor for the fall 2016 special “#BlackGirlActivism” edition of Meridians journal. Dr. Whitehead can be reached by e-mail [email protected], via twitter @kayewhitehead, or sons at her website www.kayewisewhitehead.com. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and her two.