Wayne Glasker, Associate Professor (BA, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania) is a specialist in African American and 20th century U.S. history. His fields of expertise include slavery, the Harlem Renaissance, race and ethnicity, and the civil rights movement. Glasker has been a member of the history department since 1991. Dr. Glasker is the author of Black Students in the Ivory Tower: African American Student Activism at the University of Pennsylvania, 1967-1990. He is also a contributor to The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (Routledge, 2005) and a frequent reviewer for Choice Magazine.

Glasker served as the Director of the African American Studies Program from 1998 to 2011. He teaches a graduate colloquium in African American history. He is currently working on a new book about Malcolm X, James Baldwin and the critique of colorblind integration.