Arthur Banton, Ph.D. Historian ● Educator ● Artist ● Mentor
Arthur Banton, Ph.D.Historian ● Educator ● Artist ● Mentor  


I take great pride in serving the community to which I reside or am employed. Ever since my tenure as a Cub and later Boy Scout, civic engagement was an exercise that I invested in with excitement. So I continued to fill that expectation during my graduate studies by getting involved with a number of organizations or volunteering for a number of charitable causes.

Most recently, I served on the executive board of the Asian Pacific American Caucus, the Black Graduate Student Association and the Historians of Baruch. I also served as a mentor for two years with the Latino Cultural Center in West Lafayette and served as a guest lecturer on multiple occasions for the Wabash Area Learning Lifetime Association. I’ve organized seminars for undergraduate students interested in attending graduate school, served as facilitator for the African-American Studies Symposium, the American Studies Graduate student Conference, Filipino-Americans Coming Together and the Latino Heritage Month.

Additionally, I organized the 2006 She Calls the Shots Film Festival at Baruch College. My involvement in charitable causes in the last few years include Relay for Life and Carry the Torch (Breast Cancer).