Africana Studies
Department Chair:
Pam Brooks

Administrative Assistant:
David Divins

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8923
Fax: (440) 775-6485

Rice Hall 29
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Booker Peek

Booker Peek

Associate Professor (Emeritus)

Contact Information


Rice Hall 323
(440) 775-8479

Booker Peek

Booker Peek

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, Florida A&M University, 1964
  • Master of Arts, Oberlin College, 1966

B.A. degree from Florida A.& M. University, Master of Art in Teaching (MAT) from Oberlin College, and advanced study at the University of Florida. Mr. Peek has held appointments at Hampton Junior College , Albany State College, and in the public school system of Jacksonville , Florida.

Areas of Expertise

His special interest lies in black urban education. Formerly Coordinator of Oberlin's Student Teaching Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, Mr. Peek was a member of the Education Department for many years. He has a fine reputation for his practical and theoretical knowledge about teaching in general and the teaching of minorities in particular. Mr. Peek operates several compensatory programs for students from the town of Oberlin and serves as official or unofficial advisor to many college students interested in the teaching profession, medicine, law, and graduate school.
Research Interests
His research interests focus on the academic problems and challenges of black and oppressed children and the production of materials and programs designed to address their problems. He has been at Oberlin since 1970.