A Trio of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Bunmi Olatunji, professor of psychology and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has been appointed associate dean of academic affairs at the Graduate School of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He will begin his new duties in January.

Dr. Olatunji joined the faculty at Vanderbilt in 2006. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and his master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. As part of his training for the Ph.D. in clinical psychology, Dr. Olatunji completed a predoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School.

Monica Lynn Miles has been named associate director of the University at Buffalo’s Great Lakes Program. The role is a joint appointment between the University at Buffalo’s New York Sea Grant program and Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Dr. Miles holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo.

Pamela Johnson Rowsey was appointed to the Eloise R. Lewis Excellence Professorship in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She joined the faculty at the university in 2016 as a professor and chair of the adult health nursing department.

Dr. Rowsey is a graduate of Mississippi University for Women, where she majored in nursing. She holds a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.


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