Three African American Scholars Appointed Deans at Southern Universities

Safiya George has been named dean of the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing at Florida Atlantic University. She currently serves as assistant dean for research at the Capstone College of Nursing and director of the Office of Scholarly Affairs at the University of Alabama.

Dr. George holds a master of nursing degree and Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta.

Jonathan L. Walton has been named dean of the School of Divinity and Presidential Chair of Religion and Society at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He currently serves as the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, the Pusey Minister for the Memorial Church at Harvard University, and as a professor of religion and society at Harvard Divinity School.

Dr. Walton is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlnta, where he majored in political science. He holds a master of divinity degree and a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey.

Ralph C. Noble has been named dean of the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences, and Technology at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. He currently serves as chair of the department of animal sciences at North Carolina A&T State University.

Dr. Noble holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences and a master’s degree in animal sciences both from Tuskegee University, and a Ph.D. in reproductive physiology from the University of Illinois.

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