Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences Faculty

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Jessica Elfenbein

Interview with Jessica Elfenbein

The interview was conducted as part of the University of Baltimore Stories: 100th Anniversary Oral History Project, directed by the Special Collections and Archives department at the University of Baltimore's RLB Library. It was conducted via Zoom application by Bedell Terry on June 22th, 2021. The interviewee is Jessica Elfenbein, Associate Provost and Professor of The University of Baltimore, 1995-2012. She served the University of Baltimore for 17 years in multiple positions as Assistant and Associate Professor, and Associate Provost. She also founded and directed the Community Studies and Civic Engagement (CSCE) major. 

During this interview, Professor Elfenbein explained her path to the University of Baltimore and her interactions with the Library's Special Collections department. Additionally, she discussed different positions she held while at the University of Baltimore.

She also directed the prize-winning Baltimore ’68: Riots and Rebirth project.She recalled working with Dr. Elizabeth Nix, history professor, and Tom Hollowak, the Special Collections and Archives director at the time. Baltimore ’68 offered a multi-faceted close-up examination of the civil unrest that occurred in Baltimore following the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.             Video                  Transcript

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Elizabeth Nix with Kurt Schmoke

Interview with Elizabeth Nix

The interview was conducted as part of the University of Baltimore Stories: 100th Anniversary Oral History Project, directed by the Special Collections and Archives department at the University of Baltimore's RLB Library. It was conducted via Zoom application by Bedell Terry on August 6, 2021. The interviewee is Elezabeth Nix, Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies of University of Baltimore, 2003-2019. She was also the director of the Helen P. Denit Program from 2014 to 2017. In 2016, Dr. Nix won the President's Faculty Award for outstanding teaching, service and scholarship.

In this interview, Professor Nix discussed her path to the University of Baltimore, her teaching, and her work promoting public history both at the University of Baltimore and in Baltimore City. She was a member of the steering committee for the Baltimore '68 project, along with the project director Jessica Elfenbein and Tom Hollowak. Her accomplishments also include founding Southwest Baltimore Charter School in 2005, where she served as chair of the board from 2005 to 2020.

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Diedre Badejo, 2014

Interview with Diedre Badejo

The interview was conducted as part of the University of Baltimore Stories: 100th Anniversary Oral History Project, directed by the Special Collections and Archives department at the University of Baltimore's RLB Library. It was conducted via Zoom application by Bedell Terry on February 18th 2022. The interviewee is Dierdre Badejo, a professor emeritus of The University of Baltimore, who has led a storied career in the university setting, including more than 20 years as an administrator and an instructor. In addition, Badejo is an accomplished author, poet and essayist, with work that has been published around the world.

In this interview, Dr. Badejo discusses her education and work experiences in the university setting, both as a professor and a dean. She also speaks on her youth and family life where she fostered a strong connection to community, which is something that would play a prominent role in her career as an educator, administrator, and author. The interview provides a closer look at her numerous accomplishments in the education system, as well as her endeavors in building and nurturing communities within the cultural and educational spheres.

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Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences Faculty