Jill M. Humphries

Fulbright Specialist Scholar,

Dr. Jill M. Humphries is an assistant professor and part-time instructor for the University of Toledo’s Africana Studies Program. She is a 2023 and 2021 Fulbright Scholar to South Africa, former Ambassador Distinguished Scholar for Ethiopia and currently international faculty with the Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre at University of Fort Hare in South Africa. As a scholar activist, Dr. Humphries is committed to the principles of democratic education with over 30-plus years of engagement in educational & social justice work pertaining to Africa and the Black Diaspora. She is also a multi-disciplinary, solutions-based consultant with 25-years extensive experience designing and implementing solutions that resolve operational inefficiencies in public, private and nonprofit institutions. As an analyst, Dr. Humphries has served as a consultant on legal, public administration, public health, and /or environmental initiatives in the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean. Dr. Humphries has received numerous awards for her scholarly and social justice work. Most recently, she was featured on Ethiopian National TV for her life’s work and contribution to Pan Africanism. She’s also a community liaison for the Los Angeles Consulate Generals of Japan and South Africa.