Dr. Sandra Jowers-Barber is an assistant professor of history at the University of the District of Columbia, where she coordinates the History Program. Sandra received both her doctorate in United States History and her MA in Public History from Howard University. She teaches courses in United States History, African American History, Women of the Diaspora and Public and Oral History. Her scholarship in disability history focuses on researching, and documenting the history of the African American deaf community.
Sandra hosts the UDC Forum seen on the University’s television station. She is a member of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the Association of Black Women Historians, the National Council for Independent Living, and Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. She and her husband live in the northwest neighborhood of Petworth in Washington, D.C.