Dawn Chisebe

Chief Diversity Officer;
Part-Time Instructor in Africana, Gender, and Identity Studies

Education History

  • B.A., African American Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • M.A., African American and African Studies, The Ohio State University
  • Ph.D., Candidate, History, The Ohio State University


  • LPN (Compact Licensure)

Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Black Women’s Histories
  • Health Disparities
  • Atlantic World History (Africa, Caribbean, African American)
  • African and Caribbean Literature


Dawn Chisebe is a lecturer in Africana, Gender, and Identity Studies Department whose general field of expertise is African history, with a focus on colonialism and its relationship to the history and spread of HIV on the continent. She also is engaged with encouraging students to travel abroad and has been a part of programs taking students to Barbados, Mexico, Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. Additionally, she teaches our Black Women and Feminisms course each Spring in our Women’s and Gender Studies Program. She is also currently serving as the Chief Diversity Officer for the University.

Contact Info


University Hall
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3652
E dmchiseb@owu.edu