Mario Azevedo was appointed dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Jackson State University in Mississippi. He has been serving as professor and interim chair of the department of history and philosophy at the university. He will begin his new duties on January 1.
A native of Mozambique, Dr. Azevedo came to Jackson State in 2006. Earlier, he was the Frank Porter Graham Professor in Africana Studies at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He taught for 20 years at UNC-Charlotte.
Professor Azevedo is a graduate of the Catholic University of America and holds a master’s degree in history from American University, both in Washington, D.C.,. He earned a master of public health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in history from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.