Saturday, May 18, 2024
Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight: Dr. Gerald S. Nordé, a sociologist and author of “Peculiar Affinity”

Gerald S. Norde, Ph. D.

Dr. Gerald S. Nordé, Sr., author of Peculiar Affinity,  holds a Ph.D. from the University of Delaware.

He is the first Black American to graduate with a doctorate in sociology from the University of Delaware. Dr. Nordé earned his M.S. in education and a B.A. in Spanish from the Southern Illinois University. He has more than 25 years teaching experience, which includes public elementary, middle, and high schools, and charter schools.

In addition, he has been an assistant professor in the departments of sociology and criminal justice at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and Central State University in Ohio. His adjunct teaching experiences in sociology and criminal justice include the George Washington University, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, and University of the District of Columbia. His ongoing research interests include inner-city teenage fatherhood and the social constructs of racism.

As a sociologist and author, he has authored three published monographs: (1) the South’s white slave owners’ breeding and selective breeding of their black black female slaves and colored girls during the U.S. domestic slave era, 1807-65, (2) the the South’s white slave owners’ two and more sets of children and families with their white women, white girls, and their white wives, and (3) the South’s white slave owners’ two and more sets of children and families with their black female slaves and colored girls. The three published monographs combine to form four sequels, including his Ph.D. dissertation on white slave owners’ breeding themselves with their black female slaves and girls and its consequences.

Dr. Nordé founded and directed the juvenile justice program, Corrections Learning America ’76”, for the State of Illinois. This correctional program involved five states in America with the Inter State Compact Corrections Agreement. He also led a staff of five and wardened 24 juvenile prisoners while traveling down 600 miles of the Mississippi River on two pontoon prison boats for six weeks. He received the International Adele Mellen Prize for its Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship in 2014, among his other achievements.

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