Welcome to Professor Dru's Website!

Drusilla Pair, aka “Professor Dru”, is a Genealogist, Technologist, and Educator, Lecturer, and Playwright.

Professor Dru, The Genealogist
Professor Dru is an avid researcher and has been tracing her family history in Virginia and North Carolina since 1994.  She is also an active member of the Hampton Roads Afro American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) in Hampton, VA,

Professor Dru, The Technologist
Professor Dru has over 25 years of work experience in the field of technology and considers her specialties to be in Microsoft Office software packages, voice technology, and Internet and social media. Her work experiences include various temp positions in the clerical field, transcriptionist and word processing center supervisor, typing and computer instructor, computer software applications trainer, and distance learning/technology coordinator. She currently works at a university where she serves as an Academic Counselor to Adult students as well as assists faculty, students, and colleagues with technology training. Professor Dru began blogging in 2008 and since that time has authored the following blogs:

Professor Dru, The Educator
Professor Dru is a lifelong learner and continues her education in genealogy, technology, and writing through attending conferences and webinars and taking online courses. She holds two degrees: A Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science degree in Business Education.

One of her proudest educational achievements was the completion of a Master's Thesis entitled “A Profile of Microcomputer Training in Selected Richmond, VA Corporations.” Although she did not know it at the time, the research techniques acquired in completing this thesis in 1990 were preparing her for a future genealogy career which began four years later.

Professor Dru, The Lecturer 
Professor Dru has conducted various genealogical workshops at national conferences, regional meetings, cultural festivals, church events, and family reunions for numerous years. Later this year, she will expand her lecture arena by conducting a webinar. (Read more)

Professor Dru, Writer and Director of Juneteenth Jubilee (2013-Present).  Juneteenth is a holiday which began in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 when slaves in Texas learned that they were free.  Juneteenth Jubilee is a staged production which "brings Juneteenth history alive through Drama, Music, Dancing, and Multimedia!"

Next production of Juneteenth Jubilee:

Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center
2410 Wickham Avenue
Newport News, Virginia 23607