New Appointments of African Americans in Higher Education

BarksdaleDebra J. Barksdale, associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was named director of the new doctor of nursing practice degree program at the university.

Dr. Barksdale’s research focuses on stress, emotions, and cardiovascular disease in African Americans. She is the current president of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Professor Barksdale is a graduate of the University of Virginia and earned a master degree in nursing from Howard University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Mark-Foster128Mark Foster was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He is a scholar of 20th century American literature, African American literature, and gay and lesbian literature. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Waking With the Enemy: Postwar African American Literature and the Ethics of Interracial Intimacy.

Dr. Foster is a graduate of Wheaton College. He earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in English literature from Brown University.

Antoneia Roe smAntoneia L. Roe was named director of judicial affairs in the Division of Student Affairs at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. She was a supervising attorney for the Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program, a network of professional staff and community advocates, partnering to provide legal services to benefit Florida’s abused and neglected children.

Roe is a graduate of Florida A&M University and earned her law degree at the University of Miami.

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