Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Dr. Cherisse Jones Branch

Associate Professor of History


  • Ph.D. Ohio State University, 2003
  • M.A. University of Charleston, 1997
  • B.A. College of Charleston, 1994

Teaching Specialties

  • United States History
  • African American History
  • Women's History

Research Interests

  • (Current Project)
    "Repairers of the Breach": Black and White Women's Racial Activism in South Carolina, 1940s-1960s (To be published by University Press of Florida)


  • Dean's Research Award, Arkansas State University
  • University of South Carolina's Institute for Southern Studies, Short-Term Summer Fellowship
  • Faculty Research Award, Arkansas State University
  • Student Affairs Hero Award, 2007
  • Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, 2008, Strong-Turner Alumni Association

Cherisse Jones Branch

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-3291
F: (870) 972-2880


Building: Wilson Hall
Room: 109C