Toni King

Toni has earned a bachelors degree in psychology from Oklahoma State University, a Masters degree in Counseling from The Ohio State University, and a doctorate in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University. At Denison, her courses include Introduction to Black Studies, Issues in Feminism, Feminist Research Methods; Black Women and Organizational Leadership; and, Black Women’s Lives: Autobiography as Protest. She has published numerous articles on women’s resistance to and recovery from race, class, gender oppression. She is a published poet, with works appearing in the Cimarron Review, and is known to read and perform her spoken word pieces on the Denison campus.

Primary Works:

Anthology Co-editor: Black Womanist Leadership: Tracing the Motherline , New York: Suny Press, June 2011, with S. Alease Ferguson.

“Breathe!: Victory Model of Diversity and Development for African American Women Scholars in Higher Education.” Dilemmas of Black Faculty at U.S. Predominantly White Institutions: Issues in the Post-Multicultural Era. Rhunette C. Diggs and Toni C. King, in Sharon E. Moore, Rudolph Alexander, Jr. and Anthony Lemelle, Jr. Eds. 2010.

“Going Down for the Third Time”. S. Alease Ferguson and Toni C. King, Mothering in the Third Wave, Amber Kinser, ed., Toronto, Canada: Demeter Press, 2008.

“Carrying Our Burden in the Heat of the Day”: Mid-Life Self Sacrifice within the Family Circle among Black Professional Women. Toni C. King and S. Alease Ferguson. Women & Therapy. 2006, 18(2): 148-169.

“Taking Up Our Elder’s Burdens as Our Own”: African American Women against Elder Financial Fraud. S. Alease Ferguson and Toni C. King. National Women’s Studies Association Journal (2006).

“Who’s That Lady”: Ebony magazine and Black Professional Women in the 1970s; in Disco Divas: Women, Gender and 70s Popular Culture in America, Sherrie Inness, ed. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.

“Third shift: The invisible work of African American women in higher education.” Toni C. King, et al, This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformation. AnaLouise Keating and Gloria Anzaldua, editors. New York: Routledge, 2002.

Charting ourselves: Leadership development with African American professional women.” Toni C. King and S. Alease Ferguson, National Women’s Studies Association Journal, 2001, vol. 23, # 2, pp. 123- 141.

Whiteness in the black studies classroom: Responding to student resistance. Toni C. King and John L. Jackson, submitted to Making Connections: A Journal for Teachers of Cultural Diversity, 2001.

“To and fro’: Deepening the soul life of organizations through play.” Toni C. King and Eloise Buker, Presented at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, June 1998. National Women’s Studies Association Journal, Spring 2001.

“Is this class just about opinions or what?’: Scripted questions as indicators of group development in the introduction to women’s studies class,” in Teaching Introduction to Women’s Studies: Expectations and Strategies, Barbara Scott Winkler and Carolyn DiPalma, eds., Westport Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group, Toni C. King, 1999.

Ruptured silences: Resistances to relating across sexualities among African American professional women.” Women and Therapy, Toni C. King and S. Alease Ferguson, 1998, 21(4): 37-52.

“I am because we are’: Clinical interpretations of communal experience among African American women.” Women and Therapy, Toni C. King and S. Alease Ferguson, 1996, 18(1): 33-45.

“Clinical analysis of chronic dependency and help giving among African American women.” Smith College Studies in Social Work, Toni C. King, and S. Alease Ferguson, 1996, 66(2): 163-183.