New Roles for a Quartet of African American Faculty Members

Rebecca Davis has been named an assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons University in Boston. Before coming to Simmons in 2017 as a senior lecturer, she was an information services librarian at the University of Southern California.

Dr. Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree in library science from the University of Kentucky, and a Ph.D. in communication and information from the University of Tennessee.

Sharon M. Howell has been named to the Archbishop Harry Flynn Endowed Chair in Catholic Identity at St. Catherine University in St. Paul Minnesota. She will also serve as the director of the Center for Spirituality and Social Justice and director of the Myser Initiative at the university. She was assistant dean for students, university ombudsperson, and parent liaison at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

Howell holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Xavier University in New Orleans and a master’s degree in pastoral studies from the University of St. Thomas.

Adanna Jones has been named an assistant professor of dance at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She was a postdoctoral fellow for faculty diversity in the dance department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Dr. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in dance from Rutgers University in New Jersey and a Ph.D. in dance from the University of California, Riverside.

Tracy Flemming has been named associate executive editor of Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies. He is an associate professor of area and global studies at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.

Dr. Flemming holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Related: Bowdoin College • Grand Valley State University • Simmons University • St. Catherine University

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