Four African American Faculty Members in New Roles

wootenMelissa Wooten was promoted to associate professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She joined the faculty at the university in 2007 after serving as a postdoctoral fellow at Dartmouth College.

Dr. Wooten is a graduate of Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. She holds a Ph.D. in management and organizations from the University of Michigan.

WilliamsChristopher Williams was promoted to associate professor in the College of Pharmacy at Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Williams has been on the faculty at the university since 2009.

Dr. Williams is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he majored in biology. He holds a Ph.D. in pharmacology from Tulane University in New Orleans.

LovingAjamu Loving was appointed assistant professor of financial planning at the American College of Financial Services in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He will also serve as director of academic partnerships. Dr. Loving was an assistant professor of finance at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Dr. Loving is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he majored in mathematics. He holds a Ph.D. in personal financial planning from Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

brenda_hosleyBrenda L. Hosley, a clinical associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University, was elected president of the Faculty Senate and chair of the University Academic Council at the university. Dr. Hosley has been on the Arizona State faculty since 2009.

Dr. Hosley is a graduate of Berea College in Kentucky. She holds a master’s degree in psychiatric mental health nursing and a Ph.D. in medical sociology from the University of Kentucky.


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