Shane Bolles Walsh, PhD is a lecturer in the department. He received his PhD in American Studies from the University of Maryland College Park and holds a Masters in African American studies from Morgan State University. Dr. Bolles Walsh is a 2x’s recipient of an MVP ("Most Valuable Professor") award from the UMD Women's Basketball and the UMD Men’s Baseball teams. Dr. Bolles Walsh also serves on the student conduct committee for the University senate as well as the 1856 project.

His training is in both the social sciences as well as the humanities, making him an interdisciplinary scholar/ teacher.


Headshot of Dr. Bolles Walsh
1123A Taliaferro Hall
African American Studies Department
sbwalsh [at]