Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Jerome D. Williams was appointed to the Prudential Chair in Business at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He was the F.J. Heyne Centennial Professor in Communication at the University of Texas.

Dr. Williams is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a master’s degree from Union College, an MBA from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

• Dwight A. McBride was named dean of the graduate school and associate provost for graduate education at Northwestern University. He was dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He previously taught at Northwestern.

Dr. McBride is a graduate of Princeton University and holds a Ph.D. from UCLA.

• Kevin Anderson was selected as director of athletics at the University of Maryland. Since 2004 he has served as the athletics director at the U.S. Military Academy. Anderson is a graduate of San Francisco State University.

• William T. Lewis Sr. was appointed vice president in the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at Virginia Tech. He was director of the Office of Institutional Diversity at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts.

Dr. Lewis holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University/Purdue University and a doctorate from Indiana University.

• Shannon Gary was promoted to associate dean of the Pennoni Honors College and director of the Honors Program at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He was the assistant dean.

Dr. Gary is a graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He earned his master’s degree and an educational doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.

• Alvin L. Atkinson was appointed executive director of the Center for Community Safety at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. Atkinson has previously served as interim director and deputy director. A graduate of Davidson College, he was previously a vice president at Wachovia Bank.

• Michael Leo Owens, associate professor of political science at Emory University in Atlanta, was appointed co-director of the Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellowship Program in the Laney Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Emory.

Professor Owens is a 1991 graduate of Syracuse University. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from the State University of New York at Albany.

• Julius Scipio was promoted to vice president for academic affairs at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. He has been an administrator at the university for 10 years and had served as the associate and interim vice president for academic affairs.

Dr. Scipio is a graduate of Paine College and holds a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from Memphis State University.

• Fuabeh Fonge, associate professor of history at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, was named editor in chief of The Journal of International Studies and Development.

Dr. Fonge is a native of Cameroon. He holds a master’s degree from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. from Howard University.