dr. jocelyn imani

Dr. Jocelyn Imani is a storyteller and community builder, currently serving as Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies at Fisk University. She holds a B.A. in History from Fisk University and a Ph.D. in African Diaspora and Public History from Howard University. An experienced public historian with over a decade of experience, she has taught at Fisk University, Howard University, Washington Adventist University, and Coppin State University.

As a consultant, Dr. Imani conducts historical research, develops educational products, and produces culturally relevant programming to organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. She has provided curatorial and research services to the Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts and Office of Strategic Partnerships at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, DC. Prior to her work at the Smithsonian, she spent six years working with the National Park Service as an Interpretive Ranger. A proud daughter of the South, she is a native of Nashville, TN.