Three African American Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Universities


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Corey D. B. Walker has been named dean of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Dr. Walker, who is a professor of the humanities at the university, has served as interim dean for the school since January. Before joining the faculty at Wake Forest University in 2020, Dr. Walker was dean of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond. Previously, he was the John W. and Anna Hodgin Hanes Professor of the Humanities and dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, Business and Education at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. Dr. Walker is the former chair of the department of Africana studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Professor Walker is a graduate of Norfolk State University in Virginia. He holds master’s degrees from Harvard University, Brown University, and Virginia Union University. Professor Walker earned a Ph.D. at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Crystal Shannon has been named dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Indiana University Northwest in Gary. She is an associate professor of nursing at the university. Dr. Shannon began at IU Northwest in 2007 as a lecturer in the School...