NU Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA)

Northeastern Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) is a faculty and staff affinity group.

The Northeastern Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) is longest standing affinity group on campus. The BFSA is a collective designed to support, engage, encourage, and inspire the interests and aspirations of for people of African at all levels of Northeastern University. The NU BFSA, established in the 1980s, is a professional organization that advocates for the advancement of people of color on campus. We encourage all areas of the Northeastern community to share the availability of this resource with interested colleagues.


The by-laws state BFSA is organized and committed to:

  • Exerting influence and encouraging participation of the black community at northeastern university, both in terms of black concerns and the total environment of the university;
  • Encouraging and supporting the efforts of upward mobility of black faculty and staff at all levels of the university;
  • Improving the visibility of· the black community by supporting the enrollment and retention of black students and the employment of more black faculty and staff (both administrative and clerical);
  • Urging the university to provide equal educational and career opportunities for professional growth and upward mobility for all black members of the university community, especially clerical and service employees;
  • Serving as a resource bureau of concerned black people for northeastern university and the black community;
  • Providing both leadership and supportive service on the administrative and academic levels to facilitate the delivery of efficient and effective service to all elements of the university.
Northeastern Black Faculty and Staff Coordinating Committee

Professor Régine Jean-Charles | Co-coordinator

Dr. Richard O’Bryant | Co-coordinator

Professor Nicole Aljoe (on sabbatical) | Coordinating Committee Member

Professor Chris Butler (on sabbatical) | Coordinating Committee Member

Professor Martin Dias | Coordinating Committee Member

Professor Richard Harris | Coordinating Committee Member

Professor C Hawkins | Coordinating Committee Member

Professor Tracy Hunt | Coordinating Committee Member

Professor Tiffany Joseph | Coordinating Committee Member

Professor Felicia Kornegay | Coordinating Committee Member

Professor Romaric Mbakop | Coordinating Committee Member

Professor Charlotte Nelson | Coordinating Committee Member

Dr. Melissa Pearson | Coordinating Committee Member

Dr. Raisha Price | Coordinating Committee Member

Dr. Rosalee Robinson | Coordinating Committee Member

Dr. Angela Russell | Coordinating Committee Member

Affinity Group Leadership

Régine Jean-Charles
Director of Africana Studies, Dean’s Professor of Culture and Social Justice, and Professor of Africana Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Role in affinity group: Co-coordinator of NU BFSA
Richard O’Bryant
Director of John D. O’Bryant African American Institute

Role in affinity group: Co-coordinator of NU BFSA