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Fred Hord


Association for Black Culture Centers

Counseling, Adult and Higher Education (CAHE)

Dr. Fred Hord is the Executive Director of the Association for Black Culture Centers.  His faculty appointment is in the Department of Counseling Adult and Higher Education, and he also has a position in the provost’s office. With a Ph.D. in Black Studies and Literature/History; a strong record of scholarship, teaching and learning; and significant academic leadership experience, Professor Hord plays an important consultative role in mentoring, retention, and curricular issues.

General Interests "My most immediate projects are in the areas of Black Studies theory, African American literary criticism, Black psychology traditions, and the status of Blacks in Latin America."

Education Ph.D., Black Studies: Literature and History, 1987, Union Graduate School. M.S., Speech and Education, 1965, Indiana State University. B.S., Speech and History, 1963, Indiana State University.

Teaching Interests African dimensions of the Latin American experience, Black studies, African studies, African American literature, Black philosophy, Black psychology, Black religion.

Selected Professional Accomplishments

Honors/Grants Who's Who Among Black Americans.


Into Africa, Being Black: New and Selected Poems. Chicago: Third World Press, 2013.

The Rhythm of Home: Selected Poems. Forthcoming.

Editor, Black Culture Centers: The Politics of Survival and Identity. Summer 2005.

Africa to Me (poetry). 1999.

"Black Students and Cultural Pigmentation." Nommo, 1998.

Presentations "African American Studies and State Histories," Invited Paper, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 2008.

"Obama's Transformational Presidency and Centers‘ Kwanzaa Principles," Invited Paper, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia, 2008.

"The Centrality of Black Women in the Civil Rights Movement," Paper Presented, Association for Black Culture Centers, Rutgers University, New Jersey, 2008. "Afrocentric Strategies of Cooperation Between Black Studies and Black Culture Centers." National Council for Black Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2005.
"The Promise of Black Studies." Association of African American Studies National Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

"An Optimal Climate for Diversity: Black Culture Centers and Africoncentric Strategies." National Conference on Best Practices in Black Student Achievement, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, 2005.

"The Black Church: A Visible and Invisible Institution." African Methodist Episcopal Church’s Founders Day, Allen Chapel AME Church, Galesburg, Illinois, 2005.

"Black Culture Centers and Black Studies Programs: The Synergistic Approach." Witherspoon Culture Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.

"Black Male/Female Relationships in the Twenty-First Century." Center for Black Studies, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 2005.

Fred Hord


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