Sharon Albert Honore, Ph.D.
Sharon Albert Honore, Ph.D. is the former Chairperson and current Associate Professor of the Department of Communication, Art Theatre and Music at the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Thomas (STT) and St. Croix (STX). She is mass communication internship/faculty faculty advisor to Black News Channel HBCU Show, the UVI Voice 2.0, online student newspaper, and the state monitor for the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund. Dr. Honore is also the founder/coordinator for the only film festival in the USUV territories, Caribbean Film & Artistic Cinematic Festival (CFACF) which was first first held on STX in 2019. Born in Dallas, and a native of Baton Rouge, she taught at numerous colleges and universities and lived in Denver, Colorado before moving to STX. Honore maintains that “‘my personal legend’ involves giving voice to those Unsung Heroes, of intergenerational countenance, who inspire and influence current and future society.” Honore believes these objectives may be accomplished through diligent research interpretation by scholars dedicated to oral and written history from peoples from the African diaspora. As the child of college educators Honore initially came under the influence of many unsung heroes in the close-knit, segregated, middle-class black suburb of Southern Heights, in Baton Rouge, La. Her sense of purpose and humanitarian values were shaped by men and women, who, though, ceremoniously unnoticed by mainstream society, served as models of inspiration to youth in their immediate communities. Honore says, “Access to unmeasurable knowledge was within my immediate grasp and a range of understanding [both intellectual and pragmatic] about the world at-large highlighted my daily existence.” As an adult, she maintains that her travels around the country led to insightful interactions with others from under-represented communities. Honore is the first African American to earn a a doctorate of philosophy in mass communications, (Journalism emphasis) Ph.D, from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. She also holds a Master of Arts (Humanities, African American World Studies) from the UI as well as Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees (Communications, Mass Communications respectively) from Southern University A&M College in Baton Rouge, La. Honore has worked for more than 25 years on the college level as faculty member and chair of mass media at various colleges and universities. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities selected Honore, along with ten other scholars from the U.S., to travel/study in Beijing, Shanghai and X’ian China via the China Study Initiative in 2018. In addition, she was also recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Association of African America Studies and Affiliates (NAAAS). This past summer, she was recognized as an outstanding editorial contributor to the Society of Environmental Journalism. Honore has served in the capacity of editor/writer/social media consultant and federal peer grant reviewer for many years and most recently works as marketing/pr coordinator for nonprofit organizations.
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