Adrienne J Gosselin, Ph.D.
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Africana Studies
 Office: RT 1850
 Phone: 216-687-3962
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1850, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Literature and Racial Dialogue, Teaching African American Literature, Black Women¿s Studies, Mixed Race Literature and Scholarship, Literature and Learning Models, Public Sphere Pedagogy, Diversity and Inclusion in Arts and Humanities.
Ph.D., English LIterature, University of CIncinnati, 1993
M.A., English Literature, University of CIncinnati, 1988
M.A., Communication, International College, 1983
B.A., Fine Arts, California State University, Los Angeles, 1981
Brief Bio:
Adrienne Gosselin is Associate Professor in the Department of English, where she teaches primarily classes in African American Literature and Culture and Black Women's Studies. Dr. Gosselin's approach to teaching, scholarship and service is grounded in the importance of African American culture in American history and the potential of African American Literature to engender and facilitate racial dialogue.

In 2002, Dr. Gosselin took a hiatus from literary scholarship to work with at-risk youth, which resulted in a co-authored manual for designing culturally relevant language arts curriculum to be used in assessing risk and prevention behaviors.

Dr. Gosselin is also a creative writer, whose achievements include the Raymond Carver Award for Short Fiction and scripts for radio, film and stage. Her creative works combine her dedication to culturally relevant content and include 1941, a radio play on voter suppression, and Bringing Henrietta to Life, a collaborative film project based on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2011), by Rebecca Skloot, designed to initiate dialogue on disparities in medical and social service education.  
Honors and Awards:
President¿s Diversity Council Award: CLASS Dean¿s Diversity Council, 2014
Provost Special Recognition for Faculty Collaboration, CLASS Dean¿s Diversity
Council, 2014
eLearning Award for Distance Learning, 2010
Learning Communities Research, 2010
Engaged Learning Undergraduate Research Award, 2010
Engaged Learning Undergraduate Research Award, 2009
CLASS Research Opportunity for Undergraduates, 2008
Creative and Activities:
Bringing Henrietta to Life: The Arts in Medical Humanities. Website designed to supplement cultural awareness in medical humanities and human service education.

Nineteen Forty-One. Original radio play on voter intimidation broadcast
on WERE-AM and WSCB Internet Radio, November 2012 and 2016

Bringing Henrietta to Life: The Art and Dance of Adaptation, Common Reading
Experience. Performance piece done in collaboration with Holly Holsinger and Lynn Deering; CSU Factory Theater, November 2011

Adventures of Robelio, Original script by Adrienne Gosselin; musical arrangements by Roberto McCasland-Dieppa, Fund raising event for Ronald McDonald House. Hillcrest Hospital. June 2007
Research Interests:
Curriculum and pedagogy
Racial dialogue and African American Literature
Mixed Race Literature
Teaching Areas:
African American Literature and Cultural Studies
Black Women¿s Studies
Culturally relevant Curriculum for At-Risk Youth
Professional Affiliations:
Modern Languages Association
National Council of Teachers of English
University Service:
Diversity Council for Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Chair, 2013-2015