Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

Joseph F. Johnson was appointed senior vice president at Virginia Union University in Richmond. He was senior professor of educational leadership at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Fayetteville State University. He holds a master’s degree from Virginia State University and an educational doctorate from Virginia Tech.

Martin Philbert was named dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. He has been serving as senior associate dean for research and professor of toxicology at the school.

Dr. Philbert is a graduate of Cambridge University and the London University Royal Postgraduate Medical School.

Ruth Okediji, William L. Prosser Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota, was appointed to the committee of the National Academies that will make recommendations on copyright policy in the digital age.

Professor Okediji is a graduate of the University of Jos in Nigeria and the Harvard Law School.

Darryl Scriven, professor of philosophy at Tuskegee University, has been recently appointed to serve as associate director of education for the Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care.

Dr. Scriven is a graduate of Florida A&M University and holds master’s and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from Purdue University.

Roberta M. Troy was appointed the founding director of the Health Disparities Institute for Research and Education at Tuskegee University in Alabama. She has been serving as interim provost at the university.

Dr. Troy holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology from Tuskegee and a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Florida.

Duncan M. Chembezi, professor of agribusiness and director of the Small Farms Research Center at Alabama A&M University, was elected vice president of the Missouri Valley Economic Association. After a one-year term as vice president, he will serve a two-year term as director of the association.

Dr. Chembezi holds a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri.