Two African Americans Appointed to Dean of Students Posts

John Blackshear has been named dean of students and associate vice president of student affairs at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He has been serving as associate vice provost of undergraduate education at the university, and will continue to hold that title. Dr. Blackshear teaches forensic psychology as an adjunct instructor in the department of psychology and neuroscience.

Dr. Blackshear holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in community/ clinical psychology from Florida A&M University. He earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from Georgia State University.

Ophelie Rowe-Allen was appointed dean of students and chief student affairs officer at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. She will assume her new position in mid-July. Dr. Rowe-Allen joins the University of New Haven after 13 years with Fairfield University in Connecticut, where she served as the associate dean of students and director of residence life, associate dean of assessment, and director of student diversity and multicultural affairs.

Dr. Rowe-Allen holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in mental health counseling from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida. She received her educational doctorate in counseling education and supervision from Argosy University.


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