Professor of History and Department Chair
Sharon Roger Hepburn received her B.A. from SUNY Geneseo in upstate New York and both a master’s and doctorate in history at the University of Buffalo. From 1993-1995, she taught at Cleveland State University and then headed to Radford University in 1995. She teaches courses on African American history, slavery, and the Civil War. Her main area of research and writing is on Buxton, an all-black community established in Canada in 1849. Some of her articles on this community have been published in The Michigan Historical Review and Nineteenth Century America. She also published Crossing the Border: A Free Black Community with the University of Illinois Press (2007), which received the Albert B. Corey Prize in Canadian-American Relations in 2008 from the American Historical Association and Canadian Historical Association.
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