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Ervin James III

Ervin James III is a full-time faculty member at Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas. Erv teaches both humanities and social science courses. In addition to teaching, he also serves as the faculty advisor for the PQC Honda All-Star Challenge Team, Liberal Arts Club, and the Alpha Chi National Honor Society. Ervin received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Tuskegee University and his master’s and doctorate degrees in history from Texas Southern University and Texas A&M University, respectively. Before becoming a college professor, Erv distinguished himself in public history and historic preservation. As a 1772 Foundation Fellow, he completed research projects for the Boston African American National Historic Site, the National Center for Preservation Training and Technology, the Texas Historical Commission, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Currently, he is engaged in a comparative borders research project that focuses on the African diaspora in Europe. He is also committed to developing innovative andragogical teaching techniques and retention strategies for first generation college students enrolled in urban institutions that serve under-resourced communities. Erv prides himself in being a family man. He is a proud husband and father. He is married to veteran Dallas Independent School District Educator Andraya Anderson-James. His son, Myles Anderson James, is his pride and joy.