Professor Basil “Bagga” Wilson, is a retired provost of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He taught from 1974 to 1990. In 1990, and was then appointed Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, a position he held from 1990 to 2006.
He was appointed Professor in Residence at The City University Graduate Center from 2006 to 2008, where he taught in the Department of Sociology. After retiring from the City University in 2008, he was appointed Dean of the Graduate Program in Criminal Justice at Monroe College. The M.S. in Criminal Justice was initiated in Fall 2009 and is offered on the Bronx and New Rochelle campuses, Monroe College.
He received Everybody’s Caribbean Magazine Award, for his frequent columns and commentary as a writer on cultural issues affecting the diaspora for Everybody’s Caribbean Magazine. His teaching experience includes African-American History, Black Social and Intellectual Thought, Race, Culture, and Globalization. Dr. Wilson, Ph.D. Political Science from the City Graduate Center, City University of New York has written extensively on the culture and development of Jamaican music as it relates to the diaspora for more than four decades.