Clyde C. Robertson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, History
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of History and Political Science
Office Phone: 334-727-8544
Office Location: John A. Kenney Hall, Rm 70-101

Research Fields:
  • Africana Studies & History
  • 20th century African American History
  • Racism and Segregation
  • African American Civil/Human Rights Era movements & leaders
  • Social Movements and Change
  • Hurricane Katrina (2005) & its impact on the African American community in New Orleans, LA
  • African American youth development
  • Dr. Joyce King
    (Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair)
    Educational Policy Studies
    Georgia State University
  • Dr. Ahati Toure
    Department of History & Political Science
    Delaware State University
Biographical Sketch:
Professor Clyde C. Robertson received his Ph.D. from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA in 1998. The following is a brief listing of his current research interests: The impact of disasters on African Americans & their communities; Identifying the most effective African American leadership styles of the Civil & Human Rights Era, & Developing a more utilitarian approach to Africana Studies.

Representative Publications:
1. Robertson, Clyde. “Blueprint for the Development of African American Youth.” (Journal Of African American History, Volume 97, No. 1-2, Pgs. 163-173, Special African American & Movements for Reparations: Past, Present, & Future Issue. ASALAH, Washington, D.C., Spring 2012)

2. Robertson, Clyde. Africa Rising: Multidisciplinary Discussions on Africana Studies and History from Ancient Times Through Modernity, Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2010

3. Robertson, Clyde. “New Directions in Africana Studies/Africalogy: Bridging the Gap Between Liberal Arts and Utilitarianism.” (Journal of American Studies of Turkey, No. 29, Pgs. 5-14, Ankara, Turkey, Spring 2009)—Co-authored with Dr. Ahati Toure.

4. Robertson, Clyde. “The Saddest Days: The Making of a Documentary.” (Journal Of African American History, Volume 93, No. 3, Special Hurricane Katrina Issue, ASALAH, Washington, D.C., September 2008)