Two Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

JeffriAnne Wilder was promoted to associate professor of sociology and granted tenure at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. She has been on the faculty at the university since 2008.

Dr. Wilder is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and is a graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. She earned a master’s degree from Cleveland State University and a Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Florida.

hollinsThurman D. Hollins was named interim director of bands at North Carolina Central University in Durham. He has been serving as director of bands at St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina. Earlier, he was director of bands at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte.

Hollins is an accomplished musician, educator, and conductor. He is a graduate of Norfolk State University and holds a master’s degree in music education from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Hollins has completed coursework for a doctorate in music education at Georgia State University.

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