MemberLayne M. Farmen

…Member of the College English Association, since 2018.

Member of the International James Joyce Foundation, since 2016.

Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society, University of South Florida, 2015-2018…
…Enrolled in a PhD program in English, University of Tulsa. 2018-Present

Masters of Liberal Arts in English, University of South Florida, December 2016, GPA: 4.0
Comp Examinations: Unanimous High Pass

Thesis: Slacker Joyce: James Joyce, Richard Linklater, and the Silent Re-Canonization of the Masterpiece.

Bachelors of Arts in English Literature and Education, University of South Florida, May 2013….

2016-2018, Research Assistant Teaching Assistant Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida, St Petersburg. 2018- Graduate Assistant at the University of Tulsa Oklahoma Center for the Humanities

MemberChika O. Okeke-Agulu

…PhD, Emory Univerity, 2004

MA, University of South Florida, Tampa, 1999

MFA, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1994

BA (First Class Hons), Sculpture & Art History, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1990…

Chika Okeke-Agulu specializes in indigenous, modern, and contemporary African and African Diaspora art history and theory. He previously taught at The Pennsylvania State University, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. He is co-editor of Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, writes for Huffington Post and maintains the blog Ọfọdunka. In 2007, Professor Okeke-Agulu was appointed the Robert Sterling Clark Visiting Professor of Art History at Williams College, and Fellow at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (2008). He was a Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellow (2010). Among his many awards and prizes are: Honorable Mention, The Arnold Rubin Outstanding Publication (triennial) Award (Arts Council of African Studies Association, 2017); The Melville J. Herskovits Prize for the most important scholarly work in African Studies published in English during the preceding year (African Studies Association, 2016); Distinguished Alumnus Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts (The College of Arts, University of South Florida, Tampa, 2016); Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism (College Art Association, 2016); and Outstanding Dissertation (triennial) award (Arts Council of African Studies Association, 2007); National Council of Arts and Culture Prize for Best Art Student, University of Nigeria (1990); Indira Gandhi Memorial Prize for Best Graduating Student of the University of Nigeria (1990); Valedictorian and Class President of the 1990 graduating class,      University of Nigeria (1990). Okeke-Agulu serves on the board of directors of College Art Association, the advisory board of the Center for the Study of Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, the executive board of Princeton in Africa. He is on editorial board of African Studies Review and on the advisory boards of Journal of African American Studies, and Journal of Igbo Studies