Dr. Claudette L. Tolson is a Professor of History at Georgia State University, Perimeter College. She has a Ph.D. in history from Loyola University of Chicago and a Master of Online Teacher Certificate from the Illinois Online Network and the University of Illinois. She has taught online for Perimeter College since 2009 and became a tenured professor in 2015. Her main areas of focus are United States and African-American history. She has published historical articles for several academic publications.