Dr. Obie Clayton Appointed to an Endowed Chair at Clark Atlanta University

Dr. Obie ClaytonObie Clayton was named to the Asa Edmund Ware Chair in the department of sociology and criminal justice at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia. Since 2011, he has been serving as the Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies at the University of Georgia’s School of Social Work. Previously, he was director of the Morehouse Research Institute and served on the faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

Dr. Clayton is the editor of An American Dilemma Revisited: Race Relations in a Changing World (Russell Sage Foundation, 1996) and co-editor of Black Fathers in Contemporary American Society: Strengths, Weaknesses and Strategies for Change (Russell Sage Foundation, 2003).

Professor Clayton is a graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from Emory University in Atlanta.

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