Marshall Stevenson joins UMES academic leadership team

  • He'll serve as dean of the School of Education, Social Science & The Arts

    Friday, June 29, 2018
    Dr. Marshall F. Stevenson Jr.

    Dr. Marshall F. Stevenson Jr. has joined the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's academic leadership team as dean of its School of Education, Social Sciences and The Arts. 

    Stevenson most recently served in a similar role at Delaware State University in Dover, where he worked nine years including two in the classroom as a member of the faculty.  He previously was dean of the Division of Social Sciences at Dillard University in New Orleans for 12 years.

    A Dayton, Ohio native, Stevenson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati and attended graduate school at the University of Michigan, where he earned a master's degree and a doctorate in history. 

    Stevenson has held several pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships. He began his teaching career at The Ohio State University before moving on to teaching and administration at Dillard University. 

    His primary research has examined the cooperation and conflict between African Americans and American Jews. He has published articles and contributed chapters to books on Black-Jewish relations in the United States.  As director of Dillard's National Center for Black-Jewish Relation, he organized national conferences and delivered several keynote presentations on the subject. 

    Stevenson also has worked with civil rights activists James Farmer (founder of CORE), Bob Moses of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Bobby Seale of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense as well as prominent scholars of the African American experience, including the late John Hope Franklin, Harold Cruse and Beverly Guy Sheftall. 

    A proponent of student international exchanges, Stevenson spearheaded the creation of Delaware State's English Language Institute to prepare international students for study in the United States.  He also assisted with the creation of the Center for African American Heritage as an extension of the Delaware Historical Society, which opened in Wilmington in 2016. 

    He has lectured abroad in Jamaica, Ghana and China, and his most recent publication, “The Global Dimensions of Ideological Conflict: An Assessment for the First Quarter of the 21st Century,” appears as a chapter in Global Societies: An Introduction (edited) by Akwasi Osei & F. Odun Balogun. 

    Dr. Stevenson is married to Lynda Ward-Stevenson and together they have three adult children and three grandchildren.