Tarshia Stanley will be the next dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She will begin her new job in July.
Dr. Stanley has been serving as an associate professor of English and director of the E.W. Githii Honors Program at Spelman College in Atlanta. She is the editor of the Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature (Greenwood, 2008).
In accepting the position at St. Catherine University, Dr. Stanley stated that “St. Catherine University is a wonderful institution, and I am honored to have been selected for this position. I admire St. Kate’s passionate commitment to educating women in the liberal arts who are also advocates for social justice. I look forward to helping further the mission and vision to empower students to embrace their education and evoke social change.”
Dr. Stanley is a graduate of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where she majored in English. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida.