Four Black Scholars in New Faculty Roles

124914_mciver022Beverly McIver will join the faculty at Duke University for the spring 2015 semester as the Ebenshade Professor of the Practice in Studio Arts. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the McColl Center for Visual Arts in Charlotte, North Carolina. Professor McIver previously taught at Arizona State University for 12 years and then at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

Professor McIver is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and holds a master of fine arts degree from Pennsylvania State University.

gyanAbel Gyan was named assistant professor of health information systems at Clermont College of the University of Cincinnati in Batavia, Ohio. He served as an adjunct professor at Clermont during the 2013-14 academic year.

Gyan is a graduate of the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. He holds a master’s degree in health information from Northern Kentucky University and an MBA from the University of Leicester in England. He is completing work on a doctorate in health sciences from Nova Southeastern University.

GardleyMarcus Gardley is a new assistant professor of theatre arts and performance studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He has been an adjunct professor at Brown for several years and previously taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Gardley is a graduate of San Francisco State University in California. He earned a master of fine arts degree from the Yale School of Drama.

John-MillerJohn Miller, an associate professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, is taking on a new responsibility as the university’s inaugural Faculty Fellow. In this role, he will oversee faculty mentoring and student success programs.

Dr. Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in experimental psychology and a master of social work degree from the University of South Carolina. He earned a doctorate in social work at the University of Tennessee.

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