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Kafi Kumasi Promoted to Associate Professor

September 11, 2015

The Wayne State School of Library and Information Science is pleased to announce that faculty member Kafi D. Kumasi has been awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor, effective August 2015.   Kumasi, a SLIS faculty member since 2009, teaches in the areas of school library media, urban librarianship, multicultural services and resources, and research methods. A Laura Bush 21st century scholar, she holds a PhD in Curriculum Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington; the MLIS from Wayne State; and a BS in Education from the University of Michigan. Her research interests revolve around issues of literacy, equity and diversity, particularly in urban educational environments spanning K12 and graduate school contexts. In addition to her teaching and research duties, Kumasi serves as the Faculty Liaison/Lead Instructor for the School’s current IMLS grant, Project IDoL, Increasing the Diversity of Librarianship, and as a Mentor for The Lilead Fellows Program, an advanced professional development opportunity for school district library supervisors.