Two Black Scholars Taking on New University Faculty Roles

Dwight N. Hopkins was named the Alexander Campbell Professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School. An ordained Baptist minister, Professor Hopkins is the author of Black Theology – Essays on Gender Perspectives (Cascade Books, 2017) and Black Theology – Essays on Global Perspectives (Cascade Books, 2017).

Professor Hopkins holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from the Union Theological Seminary in New York. He earned a second Ph.D. at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Van B. Sapp was appointed dean of the School of Business, Management & Technology at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has 25 years of corporate experience, including serving as a senior vice president at PepsiCo.

Dean Sapp is a graduate of Tuskegee University in Alabama. He earned an MBA at Clark Atlanta University and is currently working on a Ph.D. in organizational leadership at Concordia University in Chicago.


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