Kheli R. Willetts

Professor of Practice, African American Studies and Executive Director of Community Folk Art Center


Research and Teaching Interests

African American Art 1960's and 70's, Diasporic Art, Artistic Colonialism, Museum Studies (specifically education), Visual Studies, Women Artists




Selected Publications

  • Editor, Bridges Journal, Syracuse: News and Publications, Syracuse University, 1997
  • With Randall Hearn, Elton Fax: Tribute to a Master (exhibition catalogues), Syracuse: News and Publications, Syracuse University 1993




Selected Newspaper/Magazine/Citations:

  • The Intercom “Kheli Willetts-Speaker for Black Power on WVSC Campus”. May 26, 2000
  • Syracuse New Times “Branching Out; Art Went to New Places in 1996” Oct. 10, 1996
  • New York Times “Student Curators Have Special Perspective”. Sunday, Jan. 8, 1995. Section 4A p.10
  • Syracuse Magazine “: Students Put African American Culture on Display”. Summer 2007 p.10