Corey D.B. Walker was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. He has been serving as associate professor and chair of the department of Africana studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Walker will also be the John W. and Anna Hodgin Hames Professor of Social Sciences at the university. He has taught at Brown since 2006 and begins his new job on July 1.
Professor Walker is the author of A Noble Fight: African American Freemasonry and the Struggle for Democracy in America (University of Illinois Press, 2008). He is a graduate of Norfolk State University in Virginia and holds master’s degrees from Virginia Union University in Richmond and Harvard University. He earned a Ph.D. in American studies from the College of William and Mary.