In Memoriam: Terry Kershaw, 1952-2015

KershawTerry Kershaw, a professor of Africana studies at the University of Cincinnati, died late last month at his home. He was 63 years old.

Dr. Kershaw was developing a master’s degree and a Ph.D. program in Africana studies at the University of Cincinnati. Before joining the faculty at the University of Cincinnati in 2009, Professor Kershaw led the Africana studies program and was the director of the Center for Race and Social Policy at Virginia Tech. Earlier in his career, he was chair of the department of sociology and anthropology and director of the Black studies program at the College of Wooster in Ohio.

Dr. Kershaw was a graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland, where he majored in sociology and Black studies. He earned a master’s degree in Black studies at Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in sociology at Washington State University.

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  1. For Terry Kershaw: I too was a gradudate of The State University Of New York At Cortland College, 1978. I remember Terry, he was a very friendly guy, a ‘good’ guy. His smile was infectious. I ever enjoyed the conversations, and various topics that we shared. I last saw his wife and Terry in October 1986, festivities at Cortland College, Newbig Hall. I am saddened to learn of his death. My condolences to his wife, Debbie, and family.

    Delbert H. Rhodes, AKA “Flaco.”

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