Dr. Reginald K. Ellis specializes in the history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and African American Leaders during the Jim Crow era. His first manuscript entitled: Between Washington and Du Bois: The Racial Politics of James Edward Shepard, is an analytical biography of James Edward Shepard, the founding President of North Carolina Central University, located in Durham, North Carolina, and was published in November of 2017 by the University Press of Florida. In 2018, Ellis co-edited the anthology The Seedtime: The Work and The Harvest: New Perspectives on the Black Freedom Struggle in America with Jeffery Littlejohn and Peter Levey. Currently, Ellis serves as the Interim Dean in the School of Graduate Studies and Research at Florida A&M University and is married to Delexis C. Ellis, a graduate of FAMU, and they are the proud parents of Miss Eva Janelle Ellis.

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