Two African American Women Full Professors Are Retiring From State Universities

Ethel Hill Williams, the Reynolds Professor of public affairs and director of the School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska-Omaha is retiring. She has more than 30 years of experience in the field of human resource management.

Dr. Williams is a graduate of Talladega College in Alabama. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Carolyn B. Brooks, was named professor emerita of microbiology at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne. She joined the staff at the university in 1981 as a research associate. During her tenure, she served as a department chair, director of 1890 land-grant programs, and dean of the School of Agriculture and Natural Sciences.

Dr. Brooks holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tuskegee University in Alabama. She earned a Ph.D. from Ohio State University.


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