Brian McClure, PhD
Brian grew up in Fort Washington, Maryland. After graduation, he attended Hampton University in Hampton Virginia, where he received his Bachelors degree in History. He would go on to attend North Carolina Central University, in Durham North Carolina. There, he received his Masters degree in History and Public history. Brian completed his Doctoral studies at the University of Memphis, where he studied 20th Century African American history.
Tracae M. McClure, Ed.D.
Tracae is a Gullah descendant from the Sea Islands of South Carolina. She also attended Hampton University and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. Upon graduation, Tracae joined Teach for America and taught secondary mathematics in Durham, North Carolina. Later Tracae decided to return to school to pursue a Masters degree in Educational Research and equip herself with the research skills needed to assess the “State of HBCUs.” Currently, Tracae is completing her dissertation requirements as a doctoral student in the Higher Education Administration program at George Washington University. During her doctoral studies, Tracae was afforded the opportunity to intern with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHI-HBCU), and the American Institutes for Research (AIR).