Don Harrell

Adjunct Professor of Arts and Humanities

About Me:

I have a professional career that includes significant experience as an administrator, educator, arts organization executive board member, producer, director, performing artist, and arts activist.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Master of Arts in African Area Studies, With emphasis on African and African-American Music Culture, and Theatre Arts, 1983

University of Ghana, Legon, UCLA Graduate Research Fellow, With emphasis on African Music, Dance, and Oral Traditions August 1982-December 1982

Peoples College of Law, Los Angeles, Ca.
Emphases on Torts, Criminal, and Contract Law

Union College, Schenectady, New York, Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, With emphasis on Psychology, Political Science, and African-American Culture,1975

Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Va. Psychology Major with emphasis on human growth and development

***Awards and Affiliations

Alternate Roots Board Member

Intercultural Leadership Institute Fellow

Union College U.N.I.T.A.S. Diversity and Community Award

Walt Disney Company Diversity Award

UCLA African-American Student Association Graduate Fellow Award


The Evolution of Hip-Hop: A Hip-Hop Nation Story, 2021 Kendall-Hunt Publishing

Why I Celebrate My Heritage, UCF Pegasus Magazine, 2021


Eatonville Storytellers
Orisirisi Moonlight Stories
Orisirisi Drum Sermons
A Different Image,” Motion Picture Soundtrack-Alile


West Campus


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