Dr. James B. Stewart is a Professor Emeritus at Penn State University. He previously served as Vice Provost for Educational Equity and Director of the Black Studies Program. In addition to Introduction to African American Studies, Stewart has authored, co-authored, edited or co-edited of eleven other monographs, including: Black Families: Interdisciplinary Perspectives; The Housing Status of Black Americans; Research on The African-American Family: A Holistic Perspective; Blacks in Rural America; W.E.B. Du Bois on Race and Culture: Philosophy, Politics and Poetics; African-Americans and Post-Industrial Labor Markets; Flight in Search of Vision; African Americans and the U.S. Economy; and Message in the Music. Stewart has also published over sixty-five articles in Economics and Black Studies professional journals. He has served as editor of The Review of Black Political Economy, President of the National Economic Association, President of the National Council for Black Studies (NCBS), and President of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He has served as the official Penn State representative visiting colleges and universities in various African countries on several occasions, with the itineraries including Burundi, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Niger, Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.