TaKeia Anthony, Ph.D.

Interim Dean
Academic Affairs
Whitney Young Honors Collegium

J.S. Hathaway Hall
204 University Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601


Phone: (502) 597-6008
Email: takeia.anthony@kysu.edu

Dr. Anthony TaKeia Headshot


Dr. TaKeia N. Anthony is the Interim Dean of the Whitney Young Honors Collegium and Graduate Studies and the Academic Support Liaison for the Center of Excellence for the Study of Kentucky African-Americans (CESKAA) at Kentucky State University.  As an Associate Professor of History, Dr. Anthony’s areas of expertise are the African Diaspora and Archiving. She has lectured and spoken on panels throughout the United States, South Korea, The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Columbia, London, and Ghana.  She also curated the archival records of the James Weldon Johnson Branch (Jacksonville, Florida) of The Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH) where she is the branch Historian.  Dr. Anthony has published several articles, book chapters, and a historical spoken word album titled Dr. TaKeia Speaks: The Inception. Her most recent publication is a book titled, The Universal Ethiopian Students’ Association, 1927-1948: Mobilizing Diaspora (Palgrave MacMillan, 2019).  This research expands the study of the African Diaspora by illuminating the mobilized diaspora and the UESA.  Dr. Anthony is also the recipient of several fellowships.  Currently she is a member of the Council of Postsecondary Education’s (CPE) 2022 Cohort of the Academic Leadership Development Institute (ALDI); A member of Brown University’s inaugural Born Digital Publishing Summer Fellows; the 2020-2022 Delta Research and Educational Foundation Vivian A. Ware Fellow and a 2021-2022 member of the Howard University Social Justice Consortium.  She previously served as a 2019-2021 Duke-NCCU John Hope Franklin Digital Humanities Fellow.

Dr. Anthony is a native of Bowling Green, Kentucky where she is the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in history.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the African-American Museum-Bowling Green Area and was the 2015 recipient of the Women of Achievement, Native Daughter Award, given by the Bowling Green Human Rights Commission.  She is an alumna of Howard University in Washington D.C. and North Carolina Central University (NCCU) where she was inducted into the 2016 Class of 40 Under 40.  Prior to joining Kentucky State University, Dr. Anthony was an Assistant Professor of History at NCCU where she won the 2020 College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2019 College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Research Award.  She also served as an Assistant Professor of History and Director of Public History at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida.  There, Dr. Anthony was the 2017 Teacher of the Year and inducted in the 2016 Class of Jacksonville Black Pages 20 Under 40.