Undergraduate Institution: Fisk University (HBCU)
Graduate Institution: Fisk University (HBCU), Illinois Wesleyan University
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Dr. Alfred O. Coffin was the first Black person to earn a Ph.D. in biology. His faculty experience included positions at both Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Alcorn State University) and Wiley College, where he taught both biology and romance languages.
Fun Fact: Dr. Coffin also published several books on the history of people of Mexico, making him the first Black American to publish scholarly books on Latin Americans.