Seven Black Faculty Members Appointed to New Posts

pricegctsEmmett G. Price III was named professor of worship, church and culture at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Massachusetts. He has been serving as an associate professor of music at Northeastern University in Boston. Dr. Price is the author of several books including The Black Church and Hip Hop Culture: Toward Bridging the Generational Divide (Scarecrow Press, 2011).

Professor Price is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where he majored in music. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Hawkins_LLarycia Hawkins was named the Abd el-Kader Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University of Virginia. She was an associate professor of politics and international relations at Wheaton College, a Christian college in Illinois. There, she came under fire for wearing a hajib during advent in support of Muslim colleagues and by saying that Muslims and Christians worshiped the same God. She was the first tenured African American woman faculty member in the history of Wheaton College.

Dr. Hawkins is a graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science at the University of Oklahoma.

Dedric-CarterDedric Carter, a professor of engineering practice at Washington University in St. Louis was given the additional responsibility of vice chancellor for operations and technology. He has been serving as associate provost and associate vice chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Professor Carter holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned a Ph.D. in information systems from Nova Southeastern University.

hartIngrid Hart an assistant professor of accounting at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, was granted tenure, effective August 1. Before joining the faculty at Lee University, Dr. Hart served as a certified public accountant in Atlanta.

Dr. Hart is a graduate of Lee University, where she majored in accounting. She went on to earn an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga and a Ph.D. in accounting from Anderson University in Indiana.

Tryan L. McMickens, an assistant professor of higher education at Suffolk University in Boston, was named director of the master’s degree program in higher education administration at the university.

Dr. McMickens is a graduate of Tuskegee University in Alabama, where he majored in business administration. He holds a master’s degree in higher education administration from Suffolk University and an educational doctorate from the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

YolandaWimberly-overview-1Yolanda Wimberly, a professor of pediatrics and associate dean for graduate medical education at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, has been given the added duties of associate dean for clinical affairs at Grady Hospital, a public hospital in Atlanta affiliated with Morehouse and the Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Wimberly is a graduate of the University of Memphis. She holds a master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of Cincinnati and a medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee.

c clarkCortheal Clark was appointed to the Rosemary Eminent Scholars Chair in Humanities and Fine Arts at Dillard University in New Orleans. Professor Clark serves as chair of the School of Humanities and directs the university’s theatre program.

Clark is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University in Texas, where he majored in theatre. He holds a master of fine arts degree in technical direction from the California Institute of the Arts.

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