Africana studies Prof. Ashley Brown Burns, an expert in American race politics and public policy, and Classics Prof. Samuel Ortencio Flores, a master of philosophy and classics, joined Gettysburg College's faculty this fall as Derrick K. Gondwe Scholars.
We recently had a chance to catch up with Burns and Flores. Find out more about the Gondwe Scholars program, Burns, and Flores below.
The Gondwe Scholars program, dedicated to increasing faculty diversity, memorializes economist Dr. Derrick K. Gondwe, who died in 2004 after teaching for 27 years at Gettysburg College, where he founded what is now the Africana Studies program. Born in Malawi, Gondwe was the first black person to earn tenure and become a full professor at the College.
The Gondwe Scholars program allows scholars to focus on scholarship by giving them substantial time for research, but also giving them ample time to plan out the course they are teaching.