Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

• Robert L. Johnson was appointed the eighth dean of the medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He has served as interim dean since September 2005. He joined the faculty of the medical school in 1976 after graduating from the school in 1972. He will continue to serve as professor of pediatrics and psychiatry.

• Asantewa Boakyewa was named administrator of the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She had served as a research fellow in the university’s Diaspora Pathways Archival Access Project. Boakyewa is a graduate of Morgan State University.

• Thomas G. Coley was named chancellor of the north-central region of Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend, Indiana. He has served since 2005 as president of Scott Community College in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Dr. Coley is a graduate of Moorhead State University. He holds a master’s degree and an educational doctorate from the University of Wisconsin.

• Phyllis Worthy Dawkins was promoted to senior vice president and provost at Dillard University in New Orleans, effective in May. She currently is serving as associate provost.

Dr. Dawkins is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.

• Karen Mathews was named director of student health services at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. She was the master clinician at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Dr. Mathews received her medical training at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. 

• Marlon Hall was promoted to the position of vice president of student services at West Hills College in Coalinga, California.

Dr. Hall holds bachelor’s degrees from West Coast Christian College and California State University at Fresno. He earned master’s degrees at CalState Fresno and Fresno Pacific University and an educational doctorate at the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara.

• Allison Dorsey was promoted to full professor of history at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Professor Dorsey holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in history from the University of California at Irvine.

• Abdul K. Mohammed was named dean of the College of Science and Technology at North Carolina Central University in Durham. He was chair of the department of chemistry at Winston-Salem State University.

Dr. Mohammed is a graduate of the University of Benin in Nigeria. He holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Louisiana State University.