Dr. Dwayne Mack

Berea College stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and those peacefully demonstrating against police brutality across the country and around the world. As the first interracial and coeducational college in the slaveholding South in 1855, this moment calls for our support. Our history and our commitments demand it.

Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion;
Professor of History;
Carter G. Woodson Chair in African American History

At Berea College since 2003

Contact Information

Lincoln, Room 301
Phone: 859-985-3366
E-Mail: dwayne_mack@berea.edu
CPO 2027

Personal Home Page

Spring 2021 Session B

Office Hours

Mon: 10:00 AM to 10:59 AM Virtually

Mon: 11:00 AM to 11:59 AM  Virtually

Tues: 12 noon to  12:59 PM  Virtually

Wed: 12 noon to 12:59 PM  Virtually

Thurs: 1:00 PM to 1:59 PM  Virtually

Fri: 9:00 AM to 9:59 AM Virtually

Fri: 10:00 AM to 10:59 AM Virtually


  • HIS 165 A (Wed: 1:00 pm – 1:59 pm)


  • B.A., Methodist College, 1993
  • M.A., North Carolina Central University, 1996
  • Ph.D., Washington State University, 2002


  • Herbert G. Ruffin II and Dwayne Mack, eds. Freedom Frontiers: The African American West in Twentieth-and Twentieth-First-Century History. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018.
  • Sandra Weissinger and Dwayne Mack, eds. Policing Black and Brown Bodies: Law Enforcement in the Age of Black Lives Matter. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2018.
  • Sandra Weissinger, Dwayne Mack and Elwood Watson, eds. Violence Against Black Bodies: An Intersectional Analysis of how Black Lives Continue to Matter. New York: Routledge, 2017.
  • Dwayne Mack, Elwood Watson and Michelle Madden Camacho, eds. Beginning a Career in Academia: A Guide for Graduate Students of Color. New York: Routledge, 2015.
  • Dwayne Mack. Black Spokane: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Inland Northwest. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2014.
  • Dwayne Mack, Elwood Watson and Michelle Madsen Camacho, eds. Mentoring Faculty of Color: Essays on Professional Development and Advancement in Colleges and Universities. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishing, 2013.


Dr. Dwayne A. Mack earned a B.A. in American history from Methodist University, an M.A. in American history from North Carolina Central University, and a Ph.D. in American history from Washington State University. Dr. Mack has been with the College since 2003 and has taught American history, African American history and general studies. He also currently serves as professor of history and the Carter G. Woodson Chair in African American history.

He brings to the V.P. for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion position a wealth of knowledge from research and scholarship on diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education, the civil rights movement, interracial education and the gendered past of Berea College.

In addition, Dr. Mack is currently researching for a new book on the history of interracial education at Berea, which has given him a unique perspective to understand historical antecedents that inform issues of diversity and inclusion at Berea today. His exploration is providing a firm comprehension of the institution’s evolution and how the College has arrived at this point of progress.

Dr. Mack’s approach to the vice president role is rooted in his longstanding commitment to collaborative leadership that cultivates diversity, equity and inclusion. Ultimately, his work is driven by a commitment to social equality, with the aim of generating practices that have a practical impact. Creating a campus climate that is inclusive and diverse and supports our Great Commitments and Climate Assessment Report continues to be the most meaningful and rewarding work of his professional career. It is at the core of his research and praxis.