Desmond U. Patton was appointed an assistant professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work in New York City. Dr. Patton has been serving as an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work.
Dr. Patton is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he majored in anthropology and political science. He holds a master of social work degree from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in social service administration from the University of Chicago.
Brandon Ofem was named an assistant professor in the College of Business Administration at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. According to the Ph.D. Project, Dr. Ofem is one of only 133 African American men teaching management at U.S. business schools. Dr. Ofem was a Ph.D. Project participant.
Dr. Ofem is a graduate of Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. He holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in management from the University of Kentucky.