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Saint Augustine’s University Awards Tenure to Three Black Faculty Members

Saint Augustine’s University, the historically Black educational institution in Raleigh, North Carolina, has announced the awarding of tenure to three faculty members.

“Their hard work, dedication, and expertise have significantly impacted our institution, students, and community,” said Christine Johnson McPhail, president of the university. “The approval of their tenure is a testament to their unwavering commitment to academic excellence and their contribution to the growth and success of SAU. I congratulate them and look forward to their continued invaluable contributions to our university.”

Sheria D. Rowe is the assistant dean and professor in the School of Business at the university. In addition to her academic interests, she is founder and president of several start-up firms. She is a graduate of St. Augustine’s University, where she majored in accounting. She holds a master’s degree in information science from North Carolina Central University and a Ph.D. in business administration from Argosy University.

Patrick Webb is an associate professor of criminal justice. His research is focused on the racial identity of minority students, perceptions of arrest disparities among criminal justice professionals, and identifying risk factors associated with the exoneration of prison-incarcerated youth. Dr. Webb is a graduate of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where he majored in criminal justice. He holds a master’s degree in sociology and a Ph.D. in juvenile justice from Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

Shirlkeymu L. Winston is an assistant professor of African American history and was the previous program developer for the African American Diaspora and African American Studies Program. Dr. Wilson earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in African history from North Carolina Central University. She holds a Ph.D. in African diaspora studies from Howard University in Washington, D.C.


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