Two Scholars Named to Department Chairs at Claflin University

Claflin University, the historically Black educational institution in Orangeburg, South Carolina, has announced the appointment of two department chairs.

Robin Dease was named chair of the department of philosophy and religion. She has been serving as the senior pastor of the John Wesley University Methodist Church in Greenville, South Carolina.

Dr. Dease is a graduate of Claflin University and holds a master’s degree in divinity and a doctorate in ministry from the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.

Alvin Staley was appointed chair of the department of art. For the past 20 years he has taught art at the Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School. Previously, he taught art at Voorhees College, Morris College, South Carolina State University, and the Governor’s School for the Arts.

Staley is a 1977 graduate of Claflin College. His wife and two children are also Claflin graduates. He holds a master of fine arts degree from American University in Washington, D.C.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Johns Hopkins University Launches New Major and Center for Critical Study of Racism, Immigration, and Colonialism

The new Chloe Center for the Critical Study of Racism, Immigration, and Colonialism will provide research opportunities and educational events for the Johns Hopkins University community. As part of the new program, the university has announced a new undergraduate major in critical diaspora studies.

Chicago Library Receives $2 Million to Digitize Collection of African American History and Literature

The Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection housed within the Chicago Public Library will soon be available online to the public thanks to a $2 million grant from the Mellon Foundation.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

Featured Jobs