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Michelle Duster

Lecturer of Business Writing, Business and Entrepreneurship Department, Columbia College Chicago

Michelle Duster is an author, speaker and lecturer of business writing at Columbia College Chicago. She has written, published and contributed to a total of nine books, two of which include the writings of her great-grandmother, Ida B. Wells. She works tirelessly on projects to promote the contributions that African Americans and women have made to the United States.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Columbia College Chicago


  • 2018
    Michelle Obama's Impact on African American Women and Girls,
  • 2015
    Shifts: An Anthology of Women's Growth Through Change,
  • 2010
    Ida From Abroad,
  • 2008
    Ida in Her Own Words,

Professional Memberships

  • Association for the Study of African American Life and History