Jessie Ruth Gaston, history professor. Certified California Community College, 1982. Head greeters, active intercessory prayer team S. Sacramento Christian Center, 2009; Member of Center African Peace and Conflict Resolution (board member 2009).
Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1984.
Associate professor California State University, Sacramento, 1989—1994, professor, since 1994. Director Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program, Sacramento.