DoVeanna Fulton was appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Norfolk State University in Virginia. For the past 8 years, Dr. Fulton has served as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of history, humanities, and languages at the University of Houston–Downtown.
Prior to her tenure at the University of Houston, Dr. Fulton served as the founding chair of the department of gender and race studies at the University of Alabama where she was also an associate professor of gender and race studies. She also served as the director of the University of Alabama’s African American studies program. Dr. Fulton has also taught at Arizona State University, the University of Memphis, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and at Jimma University in Ethiopia.
Dr. Fulton is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, where she majored in English. She holds a Ph.D. in American studies from the University of Minnesota. She is the co-editor of Sapphire’s Literary Breakthrough: Erotic Literacies, Feminist Pedagogies, Environmental Justice Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).