University of Central Missouri
Delia Gillis is a professor of history and founding director of the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Central Missouri. She earned her Ph.D. in History from the University of Missouri in Columbia and a BS degree in Business & Management from the University of Maryland University College in Germany. An active and sought-after contributor, panelist, and critic, Dr. Gillis has been a visiting scholar at the University of the Western Cape and Nelson Mandela University in South Africa, the University of Kent in Canterbury, England as well at the Maastricht Center for Trans Atlantic Studies in the Netherlands.
Most recently, Dr. Gillis led students on study tours to the National Museum of African History & Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington DC and the internationally acclaimed Calabash Literary Festival held biennially in Treasure Beach, Jamaica.