Political Science Major

Leroy Rowe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of African American History and Politics
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Office Location

1 Chamberlain Ave, Portland Campus




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. He joined the University of Southern Maine in 2012.

Ph. D. University of Missouri (2012)

M.A. University of Missouri (2006)

B.S. Lincoln University, Missouri (2003)


Courses Taught (fall 2012)

Survey of African American History to 1865

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

Courses offered (spring 2013)

Survey of African American History since 1865

The Black Freedom Movement (Civil Rights Movement)

Introduction to American Government

Research Interests

His 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.