North Carolina Central University (NCCU) will announce a new artist-in-residence in the College of Arts and Sciences on Monday, April 14. Patrick Douthit, also known as Grammy Award-winning producer and scholar 9th Wonder, will return to NCCU in fall 2014 and teach an interdisciplinary course on hip-hop context and culture that will be based in the Department of History. Douthit served as an adjunct professor at NCCU from 2006-2009.
A press conference is scheduled from noon to 12:30 p.m., in the Emma Marable Conference Room in the William Jones Building. Douthit, along with NCCU Chancellor Debra Saunders-White and Dr. Jim Harper, chair of the NCCU Department of History, will be available to discuss the course and how this cross discipline academic offering will examine the impact of hip-hop culture on society as it continues to evolve globally.