Two African American Scholars Appointed to New Academic Posts

Tonya Smith-Jackson has been named senior vice provost for academic affairs at North Carolina A&T State University. She has held numerous roles at the university over the past six years including professor, chair of the department of industrial and systems engineering, and interim director of the Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity, Research, Education, and Outreach.

Dr. Smith-Jackson is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree in psychology/ergonomics and interdisciplinary industrial engineering and a Ph.D. in psychology/ergonomics both from North Carolina State University.

Eric M. Glover has been named an adjunct assistant professor of dramaturgy and dramatic criticism at the Yale School of Drama. He is an expert on Black musical theater whose research interests include adaptation, African-American languages, literatures, and cultures, casting, drama and performance, musicals of Stephen Sondheim, new plays, plays of Suzan-Lori Parks, and production dramaturgy.

Dr. Glover is a graduate of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. He holds a master’s degree from New York University, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. both from Princeton University.

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