Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Angela “Laila” Hasan was named assistant professor of clinical education at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. Prior to joining the faculty she was a high school teacher and faculty adviser in the teacher education program at the University of California at Los Angeles.

• Vincent L. Wimbush, professor of religion and director of the Institute for Signifying Scriptures at the Claremont Graduate University in California, was elected president of the Society of Biblical Literature.

• Josephine Reed-Taylor was promoted to deputy commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia. She was the assistant commissioner of adult education programs.

A graduate of Spelman College, Dr. Reed-Taylor holds a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

• Daniel L. Howard was named executive director of the Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College in Nashville. He was director of the Institute for Health, Social, and Community Research at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Dr. Howard is a graduate of the University of Michigan. He holds a Ph.D. in health policy development and program evaluation from Vanderbilt University.

• John Bello-Ogunu was appointed associate vice president and chief diversity officer at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. He was the associate dean of students, director of multicultural affairs, and associate professor of communications at Wichita State University in Kansas.

Dr. Bello-Ogunu holds a master’s degree from Southern University and a Ph.D. in speech communication from Ohio University.

• Judy Marie Willis was appointed managing editor of the Journal of Best Practices in Health Professions Diversity: Research, Education, and Policy, a publication of the School of Health Sciences at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. She previously worked in the Office of Marketing and Communications at the university.