Three African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Dana Rice, an assistant professor in the public health leadership program in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been given the added duties of assistant dean for master’s degree programs.

Dr. Rice is a graduate of Clark Atlanta Univerity, where she majored in biology. She holds a master’s degree in health services research from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and a doctor of public health degree from the Boston University School of Public Health.

Charles DeSassure was named a professor of computer science and dean of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Divison at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia.

Dr. DeSassure is a graduate of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College and Claflin University in South Carolina. He holds a master’s degree in computer resources and information management from Webster University and a doctorate in computer science from Colorado Technical University.

Jameliah Inga Shorter-Bourhanou is a new assistant professor of philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. She was a postdoctoral teaching fellow in philosophy at Holy Cross’ Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. Earlier, she was an assistant professor of philosophy at Georgia College & State University.

Dr. Shorter-Bourhanouis a graduate of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. at Pennsylvania State University.


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