Appointments, Promotions & Resignations

Audrey Forrest-Carter, novelist and associate professor at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, was appointed interim chair of the university’s English department.

A graduate of Bennett College for Women, Dr. Forrest-Carter holds a master’s degree in English and Afro-American literature from North Carolina A&T State University. She earned a Ph.D. in English from Miami University in Ohio.

• Takia Hudson is the new sports information director at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. Hudson, a graduate of Miles College, was the sports information director for the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

• Kiron K. Skinner, associate professor of social and decision sciences and director of the international relations and politics program at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, was appointed to the National Academies Committee on Behavioral and Social Science Research to Improve Intelligence Analysis for National Security.

Dr. Skinner is a graduate of Spelman College. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science and international relations from Harvard University.

• Debra Walker King was named associate dean for the humanities at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida. King serves as a professor of English and previously was associate provost of faculty development at the university.

A graduate of North Carolina Central University, Professor King earned a master’s degree in English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies at Emory University.

• Gwendolyn N. Scott-Jones was appointed chair of the department of psychology at Delaware State University. She has been on the university’s faculty for only one year.

Dr. Scott-Jones holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Delaware State University. She holds a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

• Jame’l Hodges was named director of multicultural affairs at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He was coordinator of residential education at California Polytechnic University in Pomona.

Hodges is a graduate of Virginia State University. He holds a master’s degree in higher education administration at Florida State University and is completing his doctoral dissertation at the University of Southern California.

• Myrtle S. Habersham was named visiting senior policy fellow at the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving at the University of Georgia. She has been serving as associate director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Habersham is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University.