New Duties for Two African American Faculty Members

Berkita Bradford is the new chair of the hospitality management department at Virginia State University. She joined the faculty at the university in 2015 and was named interim department chair in January 2016. She previously taught at St. John’s University and Grambling State University.

Dr. Bradford holds a bachelor’s degree in hotel, motel, and restaurant management and a master of public administration degree from Grambling State University. She holds a Ph.D. in hospitality administration and management from Kansas State University.

Rosevelt Noble, senior lecturer in sociology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, was named director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center at the university. He will also serve as an assistant dean of students.

Dr. Noble holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Vanderbilt University. He is the author of Black Rage in the American Prison System (LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2006).

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