Gwendolyn Williams was named professor and chair of the department of education psychology and health at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. She was director of the National Writing Project.
Dr. Williams is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University.
Nzingha Dalila was named an assistant professor in the department of social sciences at the Clermont campus of the University of Cincinnati. She was an adjunct professor at the Clermont campus.
Dr. Dalila holds a bachelor’s degree in African American studies and a doctorate in counseling education and supervision from the University of Cincinnati. She also earned a master’s degree in mental health counseling from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.
Jim C. Harper II, chair of the department of history at North Carolina Central University in Durham, was elected vice president of programs for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Dr. Harper is the author of Western-Educated Elites in Kenya, 1900-1963: The African American Factor (Routledge, 2006).
Professor Harper holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Carolina Central University. He earned a Ph.D. in history from Howard University in Washington, D.C.