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Date: April 20, 2016 email: mstokes@lincoln.edu

Lincoln professor leads Black relationships and s*xuality conference

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – Four Lincoln University professors will present their research at an upcoming psychology conference themed “Black Americana” held at the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas from April 25-26.

Lincoln professor James C. Wadley founded the conference’s host organization, the Association of Black s*xologists and Clinicians. Wadley, director of the Master of Human Services program and chairman of the Department of Counseling and Human Services, will moderate the conference discussions.

Lincoln presenters include professors in the Master of Human Services program Virginia Smith, Frank Worts and Vivian Price, and professor in the Master of Education program Depali Puri.

He said the attendees include health scholars and clinicians who are interested in Black culture, relationships, identity, social resilience and activism.

The conference format is a roundtable series, modeled after Oxford University in England, in which the presenter speaks, followed by a lengthy period for large group discussion and feedback.

“What differs from a regular conference is that we encourage dialogue between the presenter and audience,” Wadley said.

Wadley describes the conference theme, Black Americana, as “how you think, feel and respond to conceptual and pragmatic challenges using racial and ethnic identity as a primary lens.” Topics involve black relationships and s*xuality in relation to psychology, religion, education, sociology, history, philosophy, human services and communication.

The Association of Black s*xologists and Clinicians promotes the s*xual health of individuals, couples, families, and communities by advocating for culturally sensitive research, informed clinical practice, and culturally sensitive educational curricula. The organization seeks to foster ongoing dialogue in an effort to reduce and or prevent adverse s*xual health outcomes.

The conference falls during Carnival Week in the Virgin Islands, a much-anticipated cultural event celebrating freedom through dance, song, parades and pageantry.

Wadley said the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas has “rolled out the red carpet” for Lincoln.
“They’ve been wonderful.”

Learn more about the ABSC.


Founded in 1854, Lincoln University (PA) is the FIRST of four Lincoln Universities in the world and is the nation’s FIRST degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The University combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly technological and global society. Today, Lincoln, which enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women, possesses an international reputation for preparing and producing world-class leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, the FIRST African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice; Lillian Fishburne, the FIRST African American woman promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy; Langston Hughes, the noted poet; Kwame Nkrumah, the FIRST president of Ghana; Nnamdi Azikiwe, the FIRST president of Nigeria and a myriad of others.
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