Andrew Baskin is an Professor of History at Kentucky’s only private HBCU (historically black college or university), Simmons College of Kentucky in Louisville, teaching Western Civilization and African American History courses.
Baskin has taught General Studies core courses required of first-year students and African American Studies courses throughout most of his career, in addition to directing African and African American Studies programs. He received his M.A. in American History from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia and a B.A. in History from Berea College, Berea, Kentucky.
He served as editor of The Griot: The Journal of African American Studies, official organ of the Southern Conference of African American Studies, 1986 to 2018 and is a former member of the Lincoln Foundation Board of Trustees for two different terms and former member and Chairperson of the Kentucky Humanities Council. He currently serves as Chairperson of the Publishing Board of the General Association of Baptist in Kentucky, since 2015.