Walter D. Greason

Walter D. Greason is the Dean of the Honors School and an historian in the Department of History and Anthropology at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. His most recent work, a co-edited collection on urban development with Anthony Pratcher II, is titled Planning Future Cities. Greason’s groundbreaking cultural history, Suburban Erasure, won the prize for Best Non-Fiction about New Jersey in 2014. He also serves as the Treasurer for the Society for American City and Regional Planning History. A life member of the African American Intellectual History Society, Dr. Greason’s #RacialViolenceSyllabus reached millions of readers after the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, contributing to an ongoing public debate about the role of Confederate public memorials in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Atlantic, and National Public Radio. He is also the creator of the #Wakandasyllabus. Along with Julian Chambliss, he edits the blog series on Race and Comics for Black Perspectives. Follow him on Twitter @WorldProfessor.