Tomiko Meeks is a professional historian, freelance editor, and professor. She leads by example, always doing her best and encouraging others to do the same. She possess an easy going spirit, but she is direct and decisive when necessary. She is respected by peers, her students, and by her superiors. Tomiko is a woman of integrity and perseverance.
Professor Meeks is a graduate of the University of Houston with a MA in History with a focus on Public History. She is currently a professor at Texas Southern University, where she also serves as an advisor for Phi Alpha Theta – History Honor Society (she is also a member of Phi Alpha Theta). She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., where she serves as the committee chair for EMBODI, a youth program for young males ages 13-18.
She has worn many hats; in her previous careers she was the grant coordinator at Baylor College of Medicine for the Molecular Cardiology Department, a Human Resource Professional for Cornerstone Hospital and a paralegal.
Her passion is history and she has worked on several projects which include a collaboration with the University of Houston and the Menil Collection on The Effects of Atlantic Slave Trade in Visual Culture of Africa. She served as co-chair of the Digital Humanities Symposium at Houston Community College and she is currently conducting research on Houston’s Historic Fourth Ward. Earlier this year she was the recipient of the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Science award for outstanding contingent faculty at Texas Southern University.