Derrick Glass

Derrick Glass

Professor of African American Studies


Department of Afircan American Studies
5057 Woodward, 11 th Floor
Detroit, Michigan 48202

Curriculum vitae


African American Studies

Derrick Glass

Dr. Derrick C. Glass has a B.A from Michigan State University, and a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law, Washington D.C.

Presently, Dr. Glass serves on the faculty of several universities. He is an associate professor of graduate studies at CMU. He is also an associate professor of graduate studies at Wayne State University, teaching Civil Rights Law. He is also an adjunct professor teaching business law at Oakland Community College and Wayne County Community College.

Since graduating from law school, Dr. Glass has served within the judicial system in various legal and judicial capacities. Dr.Glass recently retired after serving as a Referee with the Third Judicial Circuit Court, Juvenile Division. Dr. Glass received two appointments by the Governor. He was appointed as as appellate administrative law judge on the Michigan Worker's Compensation Appeal Board, Dr. Glass was also appointed to served as a public member of the Michigan Board of Optometry.

He also previously served as a Clerk to the Judges of Detroit Recorder's Court. Dr. Glass is a former member of the Association of Black Judges, Referee's Association of Michigan and The Black Legistractive Caucus Foundation of Michigan.

Dr. Glass became a Charter Member of the National Museum of African History & Culture in Washington D.C. in 2016. As a law student, he worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Judge Advocate General's Core. Dr. Glass was President of the Southfield High School Human Rel tions Club and led an effort that resulted in the passage of the City of Southfield Michigan’s Open Housing Law.


  • Juris Doctorate Degree, Howard University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Michigan State University

Courses taught by Derrick Glass

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022