New Roles for a Quartet of African American Scholars

Clay Gloster Jr., professor and associate dean of the College of Science and Technology at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, has been given the added duties of interim vice provost for research, graduate programs, and extended learning.

Dr. Gloster holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University. He earned a master of divinity degree from Howard University and a Ph.D. in computer engineering from North Carolina State University.

Baron Kelly was promoted to full professor in the theatre arts department at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. A four-time Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Kelly is the author of the book An Actor’s Task: Engaging the Senses (Hackett Publishing, 2015).

Professor Kelly earned a diploma from London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and a master of fine arts degree in acting from California State University, Long Beach. He earned a Ph.D. in theatre and drama from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Kalenda Eaton, an associate professor of English, who holds the Frank and Evelyn Steinbrucker endowed chair of the humanities at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, was given the added duties of director of the master’s degree program in English at the university.

Dr. Eaton is a graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans. She earned a Ph.D. in English and African American literature from Ohio State University.

Ronald Adrine was named Jurist-in-Residence at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. He recently retired as administrative and presiding judge of the Cleveland Municipal Court. He has served on the bench since 1981.

Judge Adrine is a graduate of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

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