Eight Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments or Duties

Camille Wilson, a professor of educational foundations, leadership & policy in the department of educational studies at the University of Michigan, was named to a University Diversity and Social Transformation Professorship at the university. The appointment is awarded to senior faculty members who have made significant contributions to excellence as demonstrated by a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship, teaching, or service and engagement.

Dr. Wilson joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2014 after teaching at Wayne State University in Detroit. She is a graduate of Whittier College in California, where he majored in political science. Dr. Wilson holds a master’s degree in educational studies from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in urban schooling from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Christopher Hunter, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Rhode Island, has been given the added duties of associate dean for the Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies at the university.

Dr. Hunter is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in transportation engineering from the University of Washington.

Donyell Roseboro, a professor in the department of instructional technology, foundations and secondary education in the Watson College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, was given the added duties of interim chief diversity officer for the university.

Professor Roseboro is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a master’s degree in history from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Germain Pichop was appointed assistant professor of business administration at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. He was a professor of business and economics at Oklahoma City Community College. Earlier, Dr. Pichop worked as an economist for the Africa Regional Program of The World Vegetable Center.

Dr. Pichop holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and management from the University of Yaoundé II in Cameroon. He earned two master’s degrees from the International Relations Institute in Cameroon and a Ph.D. in agricultural/applied economics from Oklahoma State University.

Michelle M. Duguid, an associate professor of management and organizations in the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management in the College of Business at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, is the college’s new associate dean for diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

A native of Barbados, Dr. Duguid graduated summa cum laude from Howard University in Washington, D.C., with dual bachelor’s degrees in psychology and political science. She received her master’s degree and Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

Zindell Richardson has been named chair of the department of oral health science at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. He was commander of the 59th Dental Training Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He began his career as a dentist in the United States Air Force in 2000.

Dr. Richardson earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry at Campbellsville University in Kentucky and received his doctor of dental medicine degree at the University of Kentucky,

Cheryl Holder, an associate professor in the Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP program in the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University, has been given the added duties of interim associate dean of diversity, equity, inclusivity, and community initiatives for the medical college.

Dr. Holder joined the faculty at the medical school in 2009. She earned her medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C.

Kim Warren, an associate professor in history at the University of Kansas, is the new associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the university’s School of Social Work. Prior to joining the university’s faculty in 2004, Dr. Warren served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Slovak Republic.

Dr. Warren received a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Yale University. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in history from Stanford University.

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