Three African American Women in New Faculty Roles

ChatmanV.JPGVera A. Stevens Chatman was named professor of the practice of human and organizational development emerita at the Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville Tennessee. Dr. Chatman has been on the university’s faculty since 1995. She has also taught at the university’s medical school and at Meharry Medical College, also in Nashville.

Dr. Chatman holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Fisk University in Nashville and a Ph.D. in psychology and human development from Vanderbilt University.

8074_ Yvette Murphy-Erby Social WorkS. Yvette Murphy-Erby was promoted to professor of social work at the University of Arkansas. She also serves as the director of the School of Social Work at the university and is the first African American to hold the post.

Dr. Murphy-Erby is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She holds a master of social work degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

marshallturmanEboni Marshall Turman was named research professor and director of the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School. She is the former assistant minister of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City and has taught at the Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, North Carolina, and the Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

A graduate of Fordham University, Dr. Marshall Turman holds a master of divinity degree, a master’s degree  in African American religion and social ethics, and a Ph.D. in social ethics from Union Theological Seminary.


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