Charles E. Menifield was chosen to be the next dean of the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark in New Jersey. He will become dean on September 1, 2017.
Dr. Menifield currently serves as associate dean for academic programs at the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri. He joined the faculty at the University of Missouri in 2012. For the previous nine years, Professor Menifield taught at the University of Memphis.
Professor Menifield is the co-editor of Politics in the New South: Representation of African Americans in Southern State Legislatures (State University of New York Press, 2005).
Professor Menifield holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State University. He earned a Ph.D. in political science at the University of Missouri.