A Trio of African American Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Joy Williamson-Lott has been named dean of the Graduate School at the University of Washington. She currently serves as a professor and associate dean in the university’s College of Education. She is the author of several books including Jim Crow Campus: Higher Education and the Struggle for a New Southern Social Order (Teachers College Press, 2018).

Dr. Williamson-Lott holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and speech communications, and a master’s degree and doctorate in the history of American education all from the University of Illinois.

Stephanie J. Rowley has been named provost, dean of the college, and vice president for academic affairs at Columbia University’s Teachers College. She was a professor of psychology and the associate vice president for research at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Rowley holds a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Virginia.

Sandra Brown has been named dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She most recently served as director of the college’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Brown is a graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana, where she majored in nursing. She holds a master’s degree in nursing and a doctoral degree in nursing science both from Louisiana State University.


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