Derrick Glass

Derrick Glass

Professor of African American Studies

(313) 318-0898


 Department of Afircan American Studies

5057 Woodward . 11 th Floor

Detroit, Michigan 48202

Curriculum vitae

Derrick Glass

Academic Biography:

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 an 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 Legistrative 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

Currently teaching


Law and the African American Experence

Courses taught



Law and the African American Experience