Communiversity and Undergraduate Programs Manager
Assistant Stone Center Librarian
Joseph Jordan has been Director of the Sonja H. Stone Center for Black Culture and History since 2001. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor, African/African-American Studies, an affiliate faculty member in the curriculum in Global Studies, and Director of the Venezuela Aspects of the African Diaspora Study Abroad Project. His current work focuses on the cultural politics of race, identity and artistic production in the diaspora.
His writing includes an upcoming special issue of Black Scholar, co-edited with Daynali Flores-Rodriguez on the Life and Work of Frantz Fanon, and an essay entitled Can the Artist Speak? Hamid Kachmar’s Subversive Redemptive Art of Resistance in Bodies of Knowledge: Interviews, African Art, and Scholarly Narratives, Joanna Grabski and Carol Magee, eds., (Indiana University Press forthcoming 2012). Other work includes Globilizacíon y Derechos de Propiedad Intelectual: Problemas y Perspectivas, Política Exterior y Soberania. Publicacíon Trimestral del Instituto de Altos Estudios Diplomáticos ‘Pedro Gual’, Julio-Septiembere 2007; and Cabral, Solidarity and the African Diaspora in the Americas (book chapter) in Cabral no Cruzamento de Épocas: Comunicações e Discursos Produzidos no II Simpósio Internacional Amílcar Cabral, (2005)
He currently serves as a Board member of the National Council for Black Studies as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of The Black Scholar Journal of Black Studies and Research; as a member of the Editorial Board of PALARA – Publication of the Afro-Latin American Research Association; and as co-chair of TransAfrica Forum’s Scholar’s Council. He is a founding member of the Afro-Colombian Solidarity Network, and a member of the coordinating team of the Future of Minority Studies Research Project.
Chris, and the team at the Stone Center, have worked to design programming that helps to meet the evolving needs of its student participants by stimulating more action in the community and diving into visual and performing arts activities, which increase opportunities for academic success. His desire to educate, empower and inspire youth through challenging them to become better versions of themselves helped to earn him the 2016 Robert E. Bryan Public Service award at the University, an award which recognizes outstanding engagement and service to the state of North Carolina and is one of the University’s highest public service honors. In 2017, Chris’ efforts earned him the University Diversity Award for commitment to diversity and inclusion, the University’s highest recognition for diversity efforts. Chris is a proud graduate of an Historical Black College and University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and has served with organizations such as the Black Child Development Institute of Greensboro, the Carolina Panthers, the National Youth Sports Program, Upward Bound, the YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Durham Rescue Mission and many others.
Sheriff Drammeh is the Program Associate at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. Sheriff holds undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Communication from NC State University (’05) and graduate degrees in International Development and Conflict Management from Brandeis University (’14). In the fall of 2013, Sheriff spent three months in the Middle East (Palestine, Israel and Jordan) to complete his field work and graduate thesis, which examined the impact of non-government organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) on socioeconomic development and peacebuilding in Palestine. Sheriff is an avid traveler and a sports enthusiast.
Javier is from Mexico city, Mexico and in addition to his work at the Stone Center, he also owns and operates a commercial/residential cleaning company. Prior to joining the Stone Center team, he worked at UNC Public Safety as a security guard for 10 years and spent 5 years at UNC hospitals as a General Manager for Environmental Services, Patient Transportation and Guest Services.
Shakera Singleton is a proud alumnus of Winston-Salem State University where she obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems. She Joined the UNC family as the Administrative Manager in the Sonja Hayne Stone Center directly after obtaining her undergraduate degree. With her undying love for finance, her future endeavors include graduate school, and ultimately becoming a Certified Public Accountant and Auditor.
Though she’s traveled near and far due to her military family, her heart always returns home to Durham, NC. She currently resides in Chapel Hill with her loving puppy Prince. She is excited about working with a new supporting team and looks forward to continual growth and development as she furthers her career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Stone Center Assistant Librarian
Gregg Moore is a Rocky Point, NC native who studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has more than a decade of library experience as a former employee of the Wake County Public Libraries in Raleigh.