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Arthur Jones

Primary Area of Expertise

  • African American music and culture

Also qualified to speak on topics in the following areas:

  • Connections between culture
  • Power and privilege


Dr. Arthur Jones joined The Women’s College in Fall 2009 as clinical professor of culture and psychology, following 18 years as a clinical professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Denver. He has a particular interest and expertise in African American music and culture, and in the interconnections between issues of culture, power and privilege. He is the Founder and Chair of the Spirituals Project, which works to preserve and revitalize the music and social justice teachings of the sacred folk songs created and first sung by enslaved African Americans. Art also teaches in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Core Curriculum and is an interim faculty director of the DU Social Justice Living and Learning Community. He has received numerous awards for his academic and community work, including the University’s Outstanding Core Faculty Teaching Award and the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Center for Multicultural Excellence. In 2008, on the occasion of the City of Denver’s 100th anniversary, he was recognized by the City as one of 100 “Unsung Heroes” who have helped to make Denver a great city.

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