Three Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointment of African American Deans

Hasan C. Crockett is the new dean for the division of Liberal Arts and Humanities at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina. Most recently, he was interim department chair and senior associate professor for the department of social sciences at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Dr. Crockett received a master’s degree from Atlanta University and a Ph.D. in political science and government at Clark Atlanta University.

Jennifer Faison Kelly is the new dean of the School of Education at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She is the first African American to hold the position. Dr. Kelly is a tenured professor of education and has served on the faculty at Capital University since 1999.

Professor Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. She earned a master’s degree in adapted physical education and a Ph.D. in sport and exercise education from Ohio State University.

Johannah Williams has been hired as the dean of the STEM Division at Nashville State Community College in Tennessee. Most recently, Dr. Williams held the position of associate vice president of STEM and Workforce Programs for Phi Theta Kappa, the nation’s largest honor society for community college students. She is the former chair of the chemistry, physics, and computer science department at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi.

Dr. Williams received a bachelor’s degree in computer science with a minor in Spanish from the University of Mississippi. She holds a master’s degree in management and leadership from Western Governors University and a master’s degree in computer and information science from Alcorn State University in Mississippi. Dr. Williams. earned a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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