Stetson University

Kimberly Flint-Hamilton

Professor and Chair of Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Kimberly Flint-Hamilton was named chair of Stetson University's Department of Sociology and Anthropology in May 2013. This is her second term as chair. She currently serves as co-chair of the faculty caucus of ALANA-IA (African, Latino-a, Native American, International and Allies), which provides support to faculty through the tenure/promotion review process. She is a member of the University Tenure and Promotion committee. She recently chaired the Tenure and Promotion Policy Revision task force, co-chaired Stetson's Diversity Council, and was a key member of the Faculty Compensation Committee whose purpose is to promote, monitor, and assure fair and equitable compensation for faculty. Flint-Hamilton is the first African-American woman in Stetson's history to have earned the rank of full professor. Before joining Stetson's faculty, Flint-Hamilton spent eight years as assistant dean of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame. There she directed the Arts and Letters Pre-Professional Program and chaired the Truman Scholarship nomination committee. Two students were awarded the prestigious Truman Scholarship under her tenure. Throughout Flint-Hamilton's career she has been committed to equity and social justice. She spent ten years in various leadership roles for the Black Catholic Theological Symposium (B.C.T.S.), a scholarly organization dedicated to social justice. Since 2007 she has served as senior editor for the Journal of the B.C.T.S. Many of her courses address issues of social inequality in U.S. society as well as the ancient Greco-Roman world. Her publications and speaking engagements focus on society's oppressed. She was recently honored with the John A. Hague Award for Distinguished Teaching and the ALANA-IA Award for Inspired Leadership.

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