Honors Program

Leroy Rowe Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of African American History and Politics

Office Location

Payson Smith 100, Portland Campus

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2016

By appointment



Academic Degrees

  • Ph. D. University of Missouri (2012)
  • M.A. University of Missouri (2006)
  • B.S. Lincoln University of Missouri (2003)


Dr. Leroy M. Rowe is an Assistant Professor of African American History and Politics in the Department of History and Political Science. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Missouri.


Courses Offered at USM:

HTY 141: Survey of African American History to 1865

HTY 142: Survey of African American History since 1865

HTY 345: African Americans and American Justice (Supreme Court Decisions on Black Citizenship and Civil Rights)

HTY 346: The Black Freedom Movement (Civil Rights Movement)

POS 101: Introduction to American Government

HTY 394: Race and the Politics of Mass Incarceration (fall 2015)

HTY 394: Childhood, Child Welfare, and the Black Family (fall 2014)

HTY 400: Senior Seminar on Black Leadership (fall 2015)

Research Interests

Professor Rowe's research and teaching interests focus on the social and political experiences of African Americans during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with an emphasis on race, gender, and sexuality.

 His current book project seeks to document and explain the relationship between black families and state institutions through the lens of the familial and institutional experiences of African American delinquent girls who were committed at the State Industrial Home for Negro Girls at Tipton, Missouri.