In Memoriam: Zollie Stevenson, Jr., 1953-2022

Zollie Stenvenson Jr. a long-time faculty member and administrator in higher education died on July 8. He was 69 years old.

Dr. Stevenson, who grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina, was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville, where he majored in psychology and philosophy. He earned a master’s degree in counselor education at North Carolina A&T State University and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

After serving as an administrator for public school systems n Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Dr. Stevenson spent more than a decade at the U.S. Department of Education, rising to the position of director of student achievement and school accountability programs.

In 2011, Dr. Stevenson became an associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Howard University n Washington, D.C. In 2015, he was hired by Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas, as an associate professor and associate vice president for academic affairs.

Dr. Stevenson retired in 2019 and moved to Maryland. He continued to teach as an adjunct professor at Howard University.

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