Six Black Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Darryl Scriven was named chair of the Department of Visual Arts, Humanities and Theatre at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. He was a professor of philosophy and associate director of education at the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Dr. Scriven is a graduate of Florida A&M University and earned a Ph.D. in philosophy at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

dysonYarneccia D. Dyson was appointed assistant professor of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She was an assistant professor of social work at Benedict College in South Carolina.

A native of Miami, Florida, Dr. Dyson is a graduate of Florida A&M University. She holds a master of social work degree at Florida State University, and a Ph. D. in social work policy, planning, and administration and social science from the Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work at Clark Atlanta University.

mooreElsie Moore was named director of the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. She was the faculty director of the African and African American studies program at the university. Her research is focused on child development and psycho-educational assessment.

Dr. Moore earned her Ph.D. in social science at the University of Chicago.

EverrettSmithEverett Smith was named assistant professor of higher education leadership at the University of Cincinnati. He is the former director of assessment at the University of Arkansas.

Dr. Smith is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, where he majored in psychology and Spanish. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Memphis and Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Arkansas.

James-PageJames K. Page was hired as a visiting assistant professor of accounting at the Trefz School of Business at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.

Dr. Page is a graduate of Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut. He holds an MBA from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, and is a doctoral candidate in higher education innovation leadership at Wilmington University in Delaware.

Anna_BranchEnobong Branch, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, was named faculty advisor to the chancellor for diversity and excellence. She was hired as an assistant professor of sociology in 2008 and was promoted to associate professor in 2013.

Dr. Branch is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she majored in biology. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University at Albany of the State University of New York.

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