Five African American Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Nicole Patton Terry, the Olive & Manuel Bordas Professor of Education at Florida State University, was appointed director of the Florida Center for Reading Research, a multidisciplinary research center that investigates all aspects of reading and reading-related skills across the lifespan. Dr. Terry joined the faculty at Florida State in 2018 after teaching at Georgia State University in Atlanta for 12 years.

Professor Terry holds a bachelor’s degree in human communication sciences, a master’s degree in learning disabilities, and a Ph.D. in communication sciences and disorders, all from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Samuel Adu-Mireku has been appointed interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. He joined the faculty in 2001 as an assistant professor in the department of sociology. In 2019, Dr. Adu-mireku was appointed dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the university.

A graduate of the University of Ghana, Dr. Adu-Mireku holds master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Suzzette Shaw Goldmon has been named assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She has served on the faculty at the University of Tennessee at Martin, Austin Peay State University, and the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham in Durham, North Carolina.

Dr. Goldman holds a bachelor’s degree in general dietetics and food systems administration and a master’s degree in food science and nutrition from the University of Tennessee at Martin. She earned a Ph.D. in hospitality and tourism management from Oklahoma State University.

Kristina Douglass, an assistant professor of anthropology and African studies at Pennsylvania State University, was appointed as a Douglas S. and Joyce L. Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute at the university. The professorship recognizes faculty in the early stage of their career for outstanding achievements in research, teaching, and service that integrate ethics in innovative ways. The appointment includes support for recipients’ research and teaching programs.

Dr. Douglass is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Yale University.

Ethlyn McQueen-Gibson, an associate professor in the School of Nursing at Hampton University in Virginia, was named chair of the board of the Hampton Roads American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Dr. McQueen-Gibson holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a doctor of nursing practice degree from Ursuline College in Ohio. She also earned a master’s degree in nursing from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.


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