Two African American Women Named Deans at Southern Universities

adamsStephanie G. Adams was named dean of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She will be the first woman to hold the post. Dr. Adams has been serving as a professor and chair of the department of engineering education at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

Professor Adams is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, where she majored in mechanical engineering. She holds a master’s degree in systems engineering from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary engineering from Texas A&M University.

Dr.-Pam-JacksonPamela Jackson is the new dean of the School of Business and Economics at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. She has been serving as interim dean since last fall. Dean Jackson has been on the faculty at Fayetteville State University since 1999. Earlier, she was chair of the department of banking and finance at Fayetteville Technical Community College.

Dr. Jackson is a graduate of Albion College in Michigan, where she majored in psychology and sociology. She holds a master of public administration degree from Troy University in Alabama, an MBA from Fayetteville State University, and a Ph.D. in information technology/management information systems from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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