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Usher, Dr. Jess Alan

History and Political Science
Assistant Professor of History

Conger 308
229.391.5415
jusher@abac.edu
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Jess Usher is a native of Savannah, Georgia and returned to his home state for the opportunity to teach at ABAC.  He teaches all aspects of United States History but specializes in civil rights, economic justice, race relations, and the South.  His graduate minor was in European History. In his career he has taught a variety of courses, including many sections of American and World History, upper-level African American History (both periods), Latin American History, American Social and Intellectual History (both periods), Gender History, and World War II.  At ABAC, he has taught both periods of United States Survey, Native American, African American, and Latino History.  ABAC students have ongoing projects with the Lower Muskogee Creek people in Tama Town, Georgia.  Usher has mentored students’ Capstone Projects on racial disparities in agriculture, Native American tribal recognition, African American and immigrant for-profit detention, and other topics related to race relations in the South.

Usher  is currently the faculty advisor to the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Lambda Sigma Upsilon fraternity.  He also helps with the African American Male Initiative (AAMI) as needed.  In the past, he served as advisor to the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. He is a founding board member of the South Georgia Immigrant Support Network (SGISN), a humanitarian organization that helps immigrant detainees and their families.

 

Office: 308 Conger Hall

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