Four African Americans Appointed to New Faculty Positions

ClaraSmallClara Small was named professor and interim chair of the department of social sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She has served on the history department faculty at Salisbury University in Maryland for the past 36 years.

Professor Small officially retired from teaching at Salisbury University in 2013 but continues to conduct research and work on book projects.

Maria-Dixon-HallMaria Dixon Hall, associate professor of organizational communication at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, will now serve as the provost’s senior advisor for campus cultural intelligence initiatives. Dr. Hall joined the faculty at the university in 2004.

Dr. Hall is a graduate of the University of Alabama. She holds a master of divinity degree and a master’s degree in theology from Emory University in Atlanta and a Ph.D. in organizational communication and religion from the University of Missouri.

tindallNatalie Tindall was appointed chair of the department of communication at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. She was an associate professor of communication and co-director of the graduate program in communication at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Dr. Tindall is a graduate of Florida A& M University in Tallahassee. She holds a master’s degree in mass communication from the University of South Florida and a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Maryland.

Archie_Taylor_resizedArchie Taylor was hired as an assistant professor of molecular and cellular biology at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. He is a native of Yazoo City, Mississippi, and is an alumnus of Alcorn State University.

Dr. Taylor recently defended his doctoral dissertation in molecular medicine at Pennsylvania State University.

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