This Week’s Faculty News

Stacy Hawkins was appointed an assistant professor at the Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey. She has served for the past two years as co-chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession Diversity Task Force.

Hawkins is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Georgetown University Law Center.

Babatunde Ojo, assistant professor of chemistry at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, has been chosen to serve on the editorial board of the refereed journal, Frontiers in Experimental Pharmacology and Drug Discovery. The international journal is based in Switzerland.

Professor Ojo joined the faculty at Fort Valley State in 2008. His research has focused on treatments for people who use cocaine and other abusive stimulants. Dr. Ojo is a graduate of the University of Lagos in Nigeria. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Toledo.

Leonce Ndikumana, the Andrew Glyn Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was named to serve on the United Nations Committee for Development Policy. The committee provides advice to the U.N. Economic and Social Council on international cooperation for development and monitors the progress of less-developed countries.

Dr. Ndikumana is a graduate of the University of Burundi. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in economics from Washington University in St. Louis.

Maxine Adegbola, an assistant professor of nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington, was chosen as a fellow of the Academy of Nursing Education. “It’s an honor to be recognized nationally and to be chosen as a nurse leader,” Dr. Adegbola said. “I want to continue to find ways to help disadvantaged students become successful in nursing, promote student engagement and integrate technology into the learning process.”

Dr. Adegbola holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Hunter College of the City University of New York. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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