Allen B. Ballard, Professor of History and Africana Studies at SUNY-Albany, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Kenyon College and holds a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University.
He taught government at City College of New York for 25 years, served as Dean of Faculty of the City University of New York for five years, and is now CCNY Professor Emeritus of Political Science.
His first novel, Where I'm Bound, is a Washington Post "Notable Book." His second novel, Carried By Six is the 2010 winner of an "Honor Book Prize" in Afro-American Literature from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.
Dr. Ballard lives in Clifton Park, NY.