Appointments, Promotions, and Resignations

D. Bruce Campbell Jr. was appointed coordinator of the Educational Leadership Program and assistant professor of education at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He was a Distinguished Educator for the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Campbell earned a master’s degree from Temple University and a doctorate in educational leadership and learning technologies from Drexel University.

William A. Deese, executive vice president and president of the manufacturing division of Merck Inc., was elected chair of the board of trustees of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

Deese is a 1977 graduate of North Carolina A&T and holds an MBA from Western New England College.

Walter A. Robinson was named director of undergraduate admissions at the University of California at Davis. He was assistant vice chancellor and director of undergraduate admissions at the University of California at Berkeley.

Robinson is a graduate of California State University at Fresno.

Cynthia Nance was named the inaugural Nathan G. Gordon Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas. Gordon, a 1939 graduate of the law school, won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his 1944 rescue of 15 Army Air Force soldiers in the Bismark Sea. He returned to Arkansas and served for 20 years as lieutenant governor.

Professor Nance recently returned to teaching after serving five years as dean of the law school. She was the first woman and the first African American to serve as dean. A graduate of Chicago State University, she holds a master’s degree and a law degree from the University of Iowa.

Bettye M. Clark is the new dean of graduate studies at Clark Atlanta University. She has served as interim dean for the past year and has been a faculty member at the university for 28 years.

Dean Clark is a graduate of Fort Valley State University in Georgia. She earned a master’s degree in mathematics at the University of Georgia and a doctorate in mathematics education from the University of Houston.

Theri Pickens was appointed assistant professor of English at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Her research focuses on African-American and Arab-American literature.

A graduate of Princeton University, Dr. Pickens earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in comparative literature at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Monika Shealey was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure at the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

Dr. Shealey holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Florida and a doctorate from the University of Central Florida.


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