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Desmond W. Delk

Desmond W. Delk is an assistant professor in the department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at Langston University in Oklahoma. Desmond completed his Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Teaching and Research in Physical Education at Auburn University. An Atlanta, Georgia native, Desmond obtained his bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College and a master’s of education from Auburn University. Desmond’s research focuses on the experiences of physical education teachers of English Language Learners as well as the socialization of kinesiology students from diverse backgrounds. In 2012 he published the second-ever children’s book based on an HBCU, I Love My SSU!. Over the past four years he has used the book as a way to both excite children about their first homecoming at Savannah State University and to inform them about the history of SSU and other HBCUs. Furthermore, Desmond has even established a scholarship at Savannah State University to ensure that students are able to meet one of college’s biggest obligations—tuition and fees.