Leah Creque


Leah Creque

HBCU Faculty Facilitator

AfroLatinidades Institute

Dr. Leah Creque is Professor of English at Morehouse College.  She is an educator, cultural historian, and civic organizer. Her career accomplishments and passions range from arts development to scholastic endeavors. Though her personal and professional endeavors vary widely in scope, they reflect her commitment to promoting and preserving the culture of the African diaspora – particularly African American and Caribbean traditions – as well as the enrichment of the lives of women and African American youth. Skilled in fundraising, mentorship, community development, marketing and events management, Dr. Creque’s unique range of skills have had a significant impact on the national and international organizations she has led and contributed to, in addition to the individuals she has mentored and educated. 

She began her career in academia at Spelman College. She then ventured into public administration as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Grants Development. She returned to academia by joining the faculty of the English department at Morehouse College in Atlanta. In addition to teaching, she has played a key role in numerous programs throughout the institution. In 2012, she was selected to serve as Director of  the Morehouse College Howard Thurman Honors Program. She assumed the mantle of Chair of the Department of English at Morehouse in 2015 concurrently with her position as Honors Program Director.

Dr. Creque’s writing has been anthologized in many scholarly journals and publications, including, Recovering the African Feminine Divine in Literature, the Arts, and Practice: Yemonja Awakening, Crimes against Humanity in the Land of the Free and the Journal of African Literature and the College Language Association Journal. She has received numerous awards for her tireless efforts.

Dr. Creque is a graduate of Wellesley College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Black Studies.  She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Clark Atlanta University and an interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy degree from Emory University.  She is the mother of two daughters.

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