Dr. Derryn e. Moten

  • P.O. Box 271 Montgomery AL |  ph: 334-300-4819 | email:  motensofalabama@aol.com

Historian x Educator x Librarian x Labor Advocate 

Education

Education
1997

Ph.D in American Studies

The University of Iowa
1995

M.A. in American Studies

The University of Iowa
1984

M.Sc in Library Science

Catholic University of America
1981

B.A. English | Minor in Political Science

Howard University

Professional Experience

Work History
Oct 2014 - Present

Acting Chair

Alabama State University Department of History and Political Science
  • Develop and articulate departmental goals
  • Provide supervision, mentoring and evaluation for full-time and part-time faculty and staff. 
  • Develop and monitor departmental budget.
  • Process paper work for various committees and offices. i.e course proposals.
  • Approve teaching assignments and regulate faculty workloads.
  • Examine the departmental offerings and curriculum.
  • Organize and presides at department meetings.
  • Represents the department at meetings of department Chairs
  • Responds to student petitions, degree applications, complaints, requests, etc.
  • Providing liaison and information to faculty committees, ad hoc committees, accrediting organizations and other groups.
Oct 1996 - Apr 2010

Professor of Humanities                                                                                                             Professor of History

Humanities. Alabama State University.

Courses Taught

  • Humanities 103: Humanities through the African-American Experience (Undergraduate)
  • History 132: World History (Undergraduate)
  • History 642: The South in the Gilded Age (Graduate)
  • History 643: The South in the Twentieth Century (Graduate)
  • History 470: The United States in the 20th Century (Undergraduate)
  • History 526: Minority Problems: Jews and Blacks (Graduate)
  • History 350: Afro-American History to 1877 (Undergraduate)

Organizations and Committees

Skills

2001-2007 Alabama Prison Project Board of Directors

Cultural Enrichment

archives

Intellectual property rights

SYMPOSIUM

Organizations and Committees

Certifications
2008 - Present

Vice Chair

AFT Higher Education Policy and Planning Council

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2006 - 2010

Friends of the Alabama Archives

Board Member

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2006 - 2008

Alabama Writers' Forum Executive Board

President

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2001 - 2008

AFT Higher Education Policy and Planning Council

Board Member

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2001 - 2007

Alabama Prison Project Board of Directors

President

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2005 - 2007

Capri Community Film Society Board

Board Member

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2001 - 2006

Alabama Writers' Forum Executive Board

Board Member

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Publications

Moten, Derryn E. “A Gruesome Warning to Black Girls”: The August 16, 1912 & Execution of Virginia Christian University of Georgia .Press, forthcoming.

Moten, Derryn E.  "'A Most Unfortunate and Evil Day:'"  Chicago History.  Winter 2011.

Moten, Derryn E., Et al.  Promoting Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Faculty:  What Higher Education Unions Can Do.  American Federation of Teachers, 2010.

Robert Graetz, Jr.  A White Preacher's Message on Race and Reconciliation.  2006  NewSouth Books.  Reviewed by Derryn E. Moten, First Draft:  The Journal of the Alabama Writers' Forum.  Fall 2009.

Moten, Derryn E. “Holmes ‘troubled waters.’” Alabama Voices. Montgomery Advertiser, 27 February 2009.

Moten, Derryn E.  “Faculty Diversity in Dixie.”  Introduction.  American Academic. March 2008.

Moten, Derryn E.  "Racism Still Deep Stain,"  Alabama Voices.  Montgomery Advertiser, 19 June 2007.

Moten, Derryn E. "Governance at Alabama State University,"  The Alabama Academe.  Spring 2007.

Robert Bonazzi, 1998.  Man in the Mirror:  John Hoard Griffin and the Story of Black Like Me.  Orbis Books.  Reviewed by Derryn Moten, First Draft: The Journal of the Alabama Writers’ Forum.  Fall 2006.

John Howard Griffin, 2003.  Black Like Me.  Wing Press.  Reviewed by Derryn Moten, First Draft: The Journal of the Alabama Writers’ Forum.  Fall 2006.

Karl Westhauser, Elaine Smith, and Jennifer Fremlin, editors.  2005.  Creating Community:  Life and Learning at Montgomery’s Black University.  The University of Alabama Press.  Reviewed by Derryn

Moten, First Draft: The Journal of the Alabama Writers’ Forum.  Fall 2006.

Moten, Derryn E.  “Auburns woes give no lesson for ASU’s board,” Opinion.  Montgomery Advertiser 25 January 2004.

Moten, Derryn E.  “'When the Past is not even the Past’:  The Rhetoric of a Southern Historical Marker,” in Professing Rhetoric:  Selected Papers from the 2009 Rhetoric Society of America Conference, edited by Frederick J. Antczak, Cinda Goggins, and Geoffrey D. Klinger Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, 2002.

Moten, Derryn E.  “Alabama State faculty chairman speaks about a COLA,” Faculty Voices.  University Faculty Voices, February 2003.

Moten, Derryn E.  "ASU Board Assumes President's Role," Opinion.  Montgomery Advertiser, 9A:  18 April 2003.

Moten, Derryn E.  “ASU board snubs faculty on pay,” Opinion. Montgomery Advertiser.  19 October 2002.

Smith, Jock.  Climbing Jacob’s Ladder.  From Queens to Tuskegee: A Trial Lawyer’s Journey on behalf of ‘the Least of These.’  Reviewed by Derryn E. Moten, First Draft: The Journal of the Alabama Writers’ Forum.  Spring 2002.

Moten, Derryn E. “To Die in Dixie: Alabama and the Electric Chair.”
Alabama Heritage Summer, 2001.

Moten, Derryn E. “New Orleans: Civic, Literary, and Mutual Aid Associations”
“New Orleans: Community Relations Council”
“Savannah: Civic, Literary, and Mutual Aid Associations,” in Organizing Black America. An Encyclopedia of African-American Associations. Nina Mjagkij, editor. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 2001.

Moten, Derryn E. “Racial Integrity or ‘Race Suicide’: Virginia’s Eugenic Movement and the Work of Walter A. Plecker." Negro History Bulletin Spring, 2000.

Moten, Derryn E. “Responses to the Gettysburg Address: for Malcolm X.” Iowa Journal of Communication 25,3, 1993.

Moten, Derryn E.  “lowa” [History of African Americans in Iowa. The
Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History
Jack Saltzman,
David Lionel Smith, and Comel West, editors. New York: MacMillan, 1995.

Seminars x Institutes x Interviews