Five Black Scholars in New University Teaching Roles

Dr KV Mack-SheltonKibibi Voloria Mack-Shelton was appointed professor of history in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. From 2002 to 2008, she was the Alice and Tyler Hayes Endowed Chairperson of American Studies at the University of Richmond. Most recently, she was a visiting professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Professor Mack-Shelton is the author of several books including Parlor Ladies and Ebony Drudges: African American Women (University of Tennessee Press, 1999) and Ahead of Her Time in Yesteryear: Geraldyne Pierce Zimmerman Comes of Age in a Southern African American Family (University of Tennessee Press, 2010).

Dr. Mack-Shelton is a graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne. She holds a master’s degree in history from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. from Binghamton University of the State University of New York system.

brett-gilbertBrett Gilbert was promoted to associate professor of management and global business at Rutgers University. She was also granted tenure. Dr. Gilbert has been on the Rutgers faculty since 2005. Previously, she taught at Texas A&M University and Georgia State University.

Dr. Gilbert is a graduate of Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in entrepreneurship from Indiana University.

yuvay-meyers-fergusonYuvay Meyers Ferguson was promoted to associate professor of marketing at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She was also awarded tenure. Professor Meyers Ferguson has been on the Howard University faculty since 2005.

Dr. Meyers Ferguson is a graduate of Howard University. She holds a master’s degree from American University in Washington, D.C., and a Ph.D. in advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.

photo_robinsonJeffrey Robinson was promoted to associate professor of marketing and global business at Rutgers University. He also serves as the academic director of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development at the university’s business school. Dr. Robinson joined the Rutgers faculty in 2008 after teaching at the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Dr. Robinson is a graduate of Rutgers University, where he doubled majored in civil engineering and urban studies. He holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. in management from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.

history-herd-clarkDawn Herd-Clark was named interim chair of the department of history, geography, political science, and criminal justice at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. She is an associate professor in the department.

Dr. Herd-Clark is a graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She holds a master’s degree in African American studies and a Ph.D. in American history from Florida State University.


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