Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Franklin W. Knight, the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, was named director of the university’s Center for Africana Studies. Professor Knight has served on the Johns Hopkins faculty since 1973.

Joseph M. Green was appointed director of the Educational Opportunity Program at Marquette University in Wisconsin. He was the director of TRIO programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Green holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Bowie State University and a Ph.D. in political science from Howard University.

Dennis Jones was named associate professor emeritus of the School of Architecture and Design at Virginia Tech. Jones has taught architecture at the university since 1984.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Jones holds a master of architecture degree from Columbia University.

Phillip L. Redrick, associate professor of educational leadership at Alabama A&M University, was appointed vice chair of the board of commissioners of the Huntsville Housing Authority.

A graduate of Alabama A&M, Professor Redrick did his graduate work at Ohio State University.

Willie F. Trotty was named vice president for research and dean of the graduate school at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. He was vice president for research and development at the university.

Mansco Perry III was named chief investment officer at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was the chief investment officer of the Maryland State Retirement Agency.

Perry is a graduate of Carleton College and the William Mitchell College of Law. He also holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.

P. Rudolph Mattai was named dean of the School of Education at the University of the Virgin Islands. For the past 20 years, he has served as professor of educational foundations at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

A native of Guyana, Dr. Mattai holds master’s degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He earned a doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh.

A. Lee Smith was appointed dean of the School of Business and Technology Management at Northcentral University, an online degree-granting institution based in Prescott, Arizona. He was dean of the College of Business at Chancellor University in Cleveland.

Dr. Smith is a graduate of Chancellor University and holds an MBA from Lake Erie College. He received a Ph.D. in management from Northcentral University.

Maurice Harris was named dean of undergraduate admissions at Syracuse University in New York. He was the associate dean for graduate programs at the university’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management.

Dean Harris is a graduate of Bowling Green State University. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in business administration from Syracuse University.