Photo of Dr. Debra GreeneDebra F. Greene, PH.D.
Department Head
Professor of History
415 Martin Luther King Hall
(573) 681-5231

B.A., Alcorn State University
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia


Research and Teaching Areas: African American History, African American Business History, Colonial United States, Civil War and Reconstruction, American South, Women

Courses Taught:    American History I: Colonial to 1877, American History II:1877 to present, Survey of African American History, World Civilization I: Ancient to 1650, World Civilization II: 1650 to present, Women in American, Survey History of the South, Survey Civil War and Reconstruction, Colonial America, History of the Old South, History of the New South
Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Life Member
Association of Black Women Historians, Life member
Missouri State Historical SocietyOrganization of American Historians
Southern Association for Women Historians, Life member
Southern Historical Association
Missouri Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, 2008
Governor’s Commission on Unmarked Human Burial Consultation, 2001-2003, 2003-2005
Lincoln University team member for the Pew Higher Education Roundtable, 1996
Publications: Joseph E. Mitchell, African American National Biography (2008); Just Enough of  Everything: The St. Louis Argus – An African American Newspaper and Publishing Company in Its First Decade, Business and Economic History On-line (2007); Blackwell’s Companion to African American History - “Quasi Free Negroes in Colonial America; Encyclopedia of the Great Migration - “Black Banks and Banker,” Encyclopedia of the Great Black Migration (2006); Nathaniel Allen Sweets, Sr, Missouri Biographical Dictionary (1997).