African-American Scholar Is One of Four Finalists for Provost at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale

Robert L. Hampton, professor of sociology and social work at Tennessee State University in Nashville, is one of four finalists for the position of provost at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Dr. Hampton served as provost and executive vice president at Tennessee State from 2006 to 2008. Previously he was president of York College, a division of the City University of New York.

Dr. Hampton is a graduate of Princeton University. He holds master’s and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from the University of Michigan. He has written extensively on domestic violence in the African-American community.

An announcement on the provost appointment is expected later this month.