Three Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

overbyLynnette Overby, a professor of theatre at the University of Delaware, will now have added responsibilities as deputy director of community engagement. Before joining the faculty at the University of Delaware in 2008, she served as a professor and associate dean for outreach and engagement at Michigan State University.

Dr. Overby is a graduate of Hampton University in Virginia. She holds a master’s degree in dance education from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a Ph.D. in kinesiology from the University of Maryland.

martinIan B.K. Martin was appointed professor and chair of emergency medicine at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, effective June 30. He is an associate professor of emergency medicine, internal medicine, and social medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Dr. Martin is a graduate of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He holds an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina and received his medical degree at the MCP-Hahnermann School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

tasia-smithTasia M. Smith will join the faculty at the University of Oregon as part of the Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention Initiative. She will join three other women in a cluster hire that will focus their research on obesity issues.

Smith is completing work on her doctoral degree in counseling psychology at the University of Florida.

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