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About John Chenault

John Chenault is an Associate Professor and medical librarian in the Reference Department of the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library (KHSL). He earned his library science degree from the University of Kentucky, and a MA degree in Pan African Studies (PAS) from the University of Louisville. In addition to his duties as a medical librarian, Chenault teaches courses in the distance education program for PAS and is currently pursuing a PhD in Pan African Studies. Chenault also is a writer, composer, and playwright, with a career in the performing arts than spans more than four decades. His work has been published in books, anthologies, journals, and magazines, and his plays and music have been performed in the US, Canada, England, France and Germany.


Present Associate Professor, University of Louisville Kornhauser Health Sciences Library

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Survey of American Culture
  • African American Music
  • Race, Color & Consciousness
  • Slavery and the Slave Trade
  • Resistance and Rebellion in the Slavery Era
  • Survey of American Diversity
  • Intro to Pan African Studies


2012 Present PhD, University of Louisville ‐ Department of Pan-African Studies
2007 MA, University of Louisville ‐ Department of Pan-African Studies
2006 MS, University of Kentucky ‐ Library and Information Science
1977 BFA, Union Institute & University ‐ Music and Creative Writing

Contact Information

Kornhauser Health Sciences Library
Reference Department
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292


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Student Works (1)