Kernysha L. Rowe
Kernysha L. Rowe, PhD is an Assistant Dean of Students, Adjunct Professor, and people and culture thought leader. Dr. Rowe is passionate about Black women, specifically the ways Black aesthetics shapes Black experiences. Dr. Rowe has spent the past ten years working in higher education supporting students in residence life, leadership development, and student conduct. Dr. Rowe is a second-generation British Jamaican citizen, who later immigrated to the U.S. She has a strong desire to elevate the voices and experiences of women of the African Diaspora. Dr. Rowe’s award-winning dissertation, Crowning Glory: Exploring the narratives of Black women with natural hair and hair texture during the construction of professional identities as medical and law professionals, as well as her role as advisor of AU’s newly minted Multicultural Student Organization was the catalyst for The Black Hair Experience Truck.