Five Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Wilder School faculty and staff_Susan Gooden PhDSusan Gooden, professor of public affairs and policy at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, is the new president of the American Society of Public Administration. The society has 7,000 members. Dr. Gooden is the first African-American woman to lead the society. Professor Gooden is the author of Race and Social Equity: A Nervous Area of Government (Routledge, 2014).

Dr. Gooden holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Virginia Tech. She earned a Ph.D. in political science at Syracuse University in New York.

autryRobyn K. Autry was promoted to associate professor of sociology and granted tenure at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She is the author of the forthcoming book Desegregating the Past: The Public Life of Memory in South Africa and the United States (Columbia University Press).

Dr. Autry is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Weeks_promotionSuzanne L. Weeks was promoted to full professor of mathematical sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. Professor Weeks joined the faculty at the institute in 1998 and has served as director of the university’s Center for Industrial Mathematics and Statistics.

Dr. Weeks is a graduate of Indiana University. She holds a master’s degree in applied mathematics and a Ph.D. in mathematics and scientific computing from the University of Michigan.

hngreenHadiyah-Nicole Green was appointed an assistant professor of physiology at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, effective April 4. She has been serving as an assistant professor of physics at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Dr. Green conducts groundbreaking search on using lasers to treat cancer. She is a graduate of Alabama A&M University. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Alabama Birmingham.

drummondJack Drummond, an adjunct professor in the department of psychology and human services of The Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, was appointed by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney to direct the Black Male Engagement Office for the city.

Drummond holds a bachelor degree and a master’s degree in education from The Lincoln University. He is currently studying for a doctorate in education leadership and policy at Temple University in Philadelphia.

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