Nefertiti Burton was appointed professor and chair of the department of theatre arts at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She was professor and chair of the department of theatre arts at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.
Professor Burton has taught at the University of Louisville since 1999. Earlier, she was on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Professor Burton holds a master of fine arts degree in directing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Kim Michelle Lewis was appointed professor of physics. She is also serving as associate dean for research and graduate programs. She was an associate professor of physics, applied physics and astronomy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Dr. Lewis is a graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans, where she majored in physics. She holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in applied physics from the University of Michigan.
Bourama Toni was appointed professor and chair of the department of mathematics. He was a professor of mathematics at Virginia State University. For the past three years, Professor Toni has been a visiting researcher in applied mathematics at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island.
Dr. Toni earned a Ph.D. in mathematics with a focus on differential analysis and dynamical systems from the University of Montreal in Canada.