Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

David Green has been selected to serve as chair of the University of North Carolina System Faculty Assembly. He is a professor at the North Carolina Central University School of Law.

Green earned his bachelor’s degree and law degree from Georgetown University. He also holds a master’s degree in law from Temple University.

Gymama Slaughter has been named the director of the Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Earlier, she was the director of the Bioelectronics Laboratory at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Dr. Slaughter earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, a master’s degree in chemical engineering, and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering all from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Ayanna Thompson has been named director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and professor in the Department of English at Arizona State University. She is returning to ASU after leaving a faculty position in the English department for a position at George Washington University five years ago.

Dr. Thompson holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Ingrid Ruffin, an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee, has been selected as interim head of the Learning Commons at University Libraries. She has previously served as coordinator of student success and the Learning Commons, student success librarian for First-Year Programs, and diversity resident librarian.

Ruffin received a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s degree in English, and a master’s degree in library and information studies, all from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


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