This Week’s Faculty News

Charlotte Owens was appointed to the OB/GYN faculty at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. She will also serve as director of the Division of Industry Collaborative Research and chief medical officer for the Office of Translational Technologies. She was the lead consultant for the healthcare sector at Booz Allen in Atlanta.

Dr. Owens is a graduate of the University of California at Davis and the University of Michigan Medical School.

Jayne Cubbage was appointed a professional lecturer in journalism at American University in Washington, D.C. She previously taught at Catholic University of America, George Washington University, James Madison University, Lincoln University, and Howard University. She is a former multimedia producer for Bloomberg News.

Dr. Cubbage is a graduate of Temple University. She earned master’s degrees at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in mass communication and media studies at Howard University.

Gbemende Johnson was appointed assistant professor of government at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. She recently received a research grant to study state supreme court deference to executive power.

Dr. Johnson holds master’s and Ph.D. degrees in political science from Vanderbilt University.

D’Andra Orey, professor of political science at Jackson State University, has been appointed to serve on the Committee on the Status of Blacks in the Profession of the American Political Science Association. He was the 2011 Jackson State University Teacher of the Year.

Dr. Orey is a graduate of Mississippi Valley State University. He holds master’s degrees from the University of Mississippi and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He earned a Ph.D. in political science at the University of New Orleans.

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