Chair and Professor
Campus Address: Classroom Building B313
Ph.D., Howard University
Dr. Stewart attended Bishop State Community College in Mobile, AL where he earned an A.A. degree. Subsequently, he attended Tuskegee (B.S.), The Ohio State (2 M As), and Howard University. He came to Buffalo State’s Department of Sociology, fall 1990. He was promoted to Full Professor in 2006. With a primary interest in gender studies, he specifically focuses upon the social and economic conditions confronting African American males in U.S. society. His book, African American Husbands: A Study of Black Family Life, was his initial publication on the topic. He has since published refereed articles and book chapters as well as presented at professional meetings of the American Sociological and regional Associations. Courses taught by Dr. Stewart include (1) Introduction to Sociology; (2) Social Problems; (3) Sociology of the Family; (4) The African American Family in the United States; (5) Research Methods; (6) Sociological Thought; (7) Sociology of Sports; (8) Race and Ethnic Relations; and (9) seminar on the African American Male.
In 2001 Dr. Stewart was a founding member of a group of scholars from the University of Buffalo Law School and Buffalo State who organized a workshop to explore the concept of progressive Black masculinities and to examine the many supports and obstacles to their performance. By 2002 this group organized a national conference titled Progressive Black Masculinities wherein scholars such as Patricia Hill Collins and Michael Eric Dyson participated.
Dr. Stewart is the founder of the African American Male Empowering Network (AAMEN). AAMEN is a support group for African American males attending Buffalo State. Its purpose is to help Black males successfully navigate both academic and nonacademic issues in pursuit of their baccalaureate degree. AAMEN has been in existence since 1998.
Dr. Stewart delivered the 49th Annual Honors Convocation in 2006. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Instructor of the Year Award twice from United Students Government. He is a staunch supporter of students’ academic excellence as indicated by his success in bringing a chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, International Honor Society in Sociology to the Department of Sociology in 1993. Relatedly, he served as the college’s Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) to the NCAA for 15 years.
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