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Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique

San Jose State University Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change
United States

Dr. Akilah R. Carter-Francique (Ph.D., University of Georgia) joined Benedict College in the fall of 2022 as the Dean for the School of Education, Health and Human Services. With 20 years of experience in higher education, an extensive research background and a strong vision for leadership in the field of education, Carter-Francique has served sporting spaces and centered experiences of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Prior to her appointment to Benedict, she served as the Executive Director for the Institute for the Study of Sport, Society, and Social Change (ISSSSC) at San Jose State University. In 2018-2019 she served as the President of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS). Currently, she serves as a member of Laureus “Sport for Good” Research Council in the U.S.. Carter-Francique co-editor of Athletic Experience at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Past, Present, and Persistence and Critical Race Theory: Black Athletic Experiences in the United States.

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