Thursday, February 7
3 - 4 p.m. at Student Union Theatre

Joyce A. Baugh

Topic: Jim Crow, Civil Rights, and the Persistence of the Color Line in America

Joyce A. Baugh, Professor of Political Science, joined the faculty at Central Michigan University in 1988. She served as chair of the department from 1995 to 2001. Her fields of specialization are public law and courts, civil rights and liberties, and judicial politics. She teaches courses in constitutional law, civil rights and liberties, judicial process, American government, and the Civil Rights Movement.

Baugh is author of The Detroit School Busing Case: Milliken v. Bradley and the Controversy Over Desegregation, published in 2011 by the University Press of Kansas as part of its Landmark Law Cases and American Society series, and Supreme Court Justices in the Post- Bork Era: Confirmation Politics and Judicial Performance, by Peter Lang Publishers. She is co-author of The Changing Supreme Court: Constitutional Rights and Liberties and The Real Clarence Thomas: Confirmation Veracity Meets Performance Reality, published by West/Wadsworth and Peter Lang, respectively.

In 2009, Baugh received the Excellence in Teaching Award from CMU’s College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The award recognizes a faculty member who goes above and beyond what is expected in creating exceptional learning opportunities for students.

Baugh is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Kent State University in 1989 and her M.A. in 1983. She completed her B.A. in political science from Clemson University in 1981.

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