Maurice Adkins

Maurice Adkins

Perry Williams Predoctoral Fellow in History

Office: Kauke 114
Phone: 330-287-1915


  • Ph.D. Candidate, University of Cincinnati
  • M.A., East Tennessee State University 2013
  • B.A., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 2010

Courses Taught

  • African American History
  • United States History
  • History of Education

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • First recipient of the Herbert Shapiro Award in African American History at the University of Cincinnati, Summer 2018
  • Roger Daniels Summer Graduate Research Fellowship, Summer 2018
  • John K. Alexander Teaching Prize, Spring 2018
  • Research Council Grant at the University of Cincinnati, Summer 2016
  • Taft Graduate Enrichment Award, Summer 2015
  • Yates Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati, Fall 2013
  • Association for the Study of African American Life and History, 2012-2019
  • History of Education Society, 2017-2019


  • Book Chapter-“Gay Individuals in the U.S. Military,” Social Work Practice with Veterans, edited by Gary Dick. Washington, D.C.: National Association of Social Workers, 2014
  • Book Reviews-Forthcoming: Review of Law Enforcement in the age of Black Lives Matter: Policing Black and Brown Bodies, Edited by Sandra E. Weissinger and Dwayne A. Mack, Journal of African American History.
  • Book Reviews- The Black Revolution on Campus, by Martha Biondi, Journal of Pan African Studies, November 2013,
  • Book Reviews- Greater Than Equal: African American Struggles for Schools and Citizenship in North Carolina, 1919-1965, by Sarah Caroline Thuesen, The Journal of African American History, Fall 2015, doi:10.5323/jafriamerhist.100.4.0791.

Research Interests

African American History, History of Education, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Black Leadership, Protest Movements, Public Policy, Labor History, History of Agriculture