Kemberly Washington was named to the Eben Hardie Jr. Finance Endowed Professorship at Dillard University in New Orleans. She joined the faculty at Dillard University in 2006. Earlier, Washington was a criminal investigator for the Internal Revenue Service.
A certified public accountant, Washington holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is a doctoral candidate at Texas Tech University in Lubbock.
Pearl K. Ford Dowe was named scholar-in-residence at the Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center at Howard University. She will remain on campus through the summer. While on campus, Dr. Dowe will conduct research for her new book on Black women in politics. Dr. Dowe is on sabbatical from her post as associate professor of political science and interim director of the African and African American Studies Program at the University of Arkansas. She is the editor of African Americans in Georgia: A Reflection of Politics and Policy in the New South (Mercer University Press, 2010).
Dr. Dowe is a graduate of Savannah State University in Georgia. She holds a master’s degree from Georgia Southern University and a Ph.D. in political science from Howard University.