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Chavella Pittman

Chavella T. Pittman received her PhD in Sociology and a MA in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. She is currently Professor of Sociology at Dominican University. Her research interests and expertise include higher education, interpersonal interactions & marginalized statuses, research methods & statistics.


She has a love/hate relationship with running, is a beer aficionado, recently cured her black thumb via growing cherry tomatoes, loves to learn, and believes black joy is resistance. As a Black woman academic, she is a long-standing & successful protagonist to institutional teaching obstacles that hinder diverse faculty success.

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