Welcome New Administrators, Faculty and Staff

Featured below are the administrators, faculty and directors hired between March 1 and July 31, 2021. Please visit the Division of Human Resources website for a full listing of all new faculty, staff and administrators.

Vice Provosts

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Regina Williams Davis
Interim Vice Provost for Student Affairs and University Registrar
Division of Academic Affairs

Education: Ph.D., Education Leadership and Cultutal Foundations, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Stephanie Luster-Teasley
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Division of Academic Affairs

Education: Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University

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Courtney Thornton
Vice Provost for Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Education: Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, North Carolina State University

Associate Deans, Assistant Dean, Directors, and Coordinator

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Lonnie Cockerham
Executive Director of Community Engagement
Division of Academic Affairs

Education: Ph.D., Leadership Studies, North Carolina A&T State University

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Lily Hwang
Director of Institutional Research
Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Education: Ed.D., Adult Education, North Carolina State University

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Anna K. Lee
Interim Associate Dean
College of Health and Human Sciences

Education: Ph.D., Social Psychology, Howard University

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Rongfang Liu
UPS Endowed Professor/Director of the Transportation Institute
Deese College of Business and Economics

Education: Ph.D., Civil and Environment Engineering, University of South Florida

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Matthew McCullough
Associate Dean
The Graduate College

Education: Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa

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Kendra Sharp
Assistant Dean for Student Success
Deese College of Business and Economics

Education: M.S., Higher Education Leadership, Walden University

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Christine B. Soper
Director of the Small Business Technology Development Center
Deese College of Business and Economics

Education: M.B.A., Elon University

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Barbara Tankersley
Interim Coordinator for the Quality Enhancement Plan
Office of Strategic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Education: Ph.D., Mathematics, Combinations, Howard University

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Sheila M. Whitley
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Affairs
Division of Student Affairs

Education: Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Department Chairs

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Pankaj Chaudhary
Chair/Associate Professor 
Business Information Systems and Analytics
Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics

Education: Ph.D., Business Administration - Management Information Systems, Southern Illinois University

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Robbie R. Morganfield
Interim Chair
Journalism and Mass Communication
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Education: Ph.D., Journalism and Public Communication, University of Maryland College Park

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Sydney Richardson
Chair/Associate Professor
Leadership Studies and Adult Education
College of Education

Education: Ph.D., Educational Studies, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Om Prakash Yadav
Chair/Professor 
Industrial and Systems Engineering
College of Engineering

Education: Ph.D., Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Wayne State University

Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors

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Mahmoud Abdelsalam
Assistant Professor 
Computer Science
College of Engineering

Education: Ph.D., Computer Security, University of Texas at San Antonio

 

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Md Monzurul Alam
Assistant Professor 
Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering

Education: Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

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Faisal Alkaabneh
Assistant Professor
Industrial and Sytems Engineering
College of Engineering

Education: Ph.D., Systems, Cornell University

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Ali AlQahtani
Assistant Professor
Computer Science
College of Engineering

Education: Ph.D., Engineering - Cyberspace Engineering, Louisiana Tech University

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Jennifer Beasley
Assistant Professor
Family and Consumer Sciences
College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Education: Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studiess, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Karlin Burks
Assistant Professor 
Leadership Studies/Adult Education
College of Education

Education: Ed.D., K-12 School Administration, Seton Hall University

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Derrick Coble
Assistant Professor 
Animal Sciences
College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Education: Ph.D., Genetics, Iowa State University

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Richelle DaSouza
Associate Professor
Business Information Systems and Analytics
Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics

Education: Ph.D., Information Systems, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Zaira Estrada Reyes
Assistant Professor
Animal Sciences 
College of Agriculture and Environmental 
Sciences

Education: Ph.D., Animal Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Florida

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Jelani M. Favors
Professor and Henry Frye Distinguished Professor
Criminal Justice
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Education: Ph.D., History, The Ohio State University

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Zahra Fazli Khalaf
Assistant Professor
Psychology
College of Health and Human Sciences

Education: Ph.D., Psychology, University of Malaya

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Mohammad Hashemi Joo
Assistant Professor
Accounting and Finance 
Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics

Education: Ph.D., Finance, Florida International University

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Joy Kennedy
Assistant Professor
Speech Communication/Nursing
College of Health and Human Sciences

Education: Ph.D., Educational Studies, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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Athina Meli
Assistant Professor 
Physics
College of Science and Technology

Education: Ph.D., Physics, Imperial College, London

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Eduardo Minuci
Assistant Professor
Economics 
Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics

Education: Ph.D., Economics, West Virginia University

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DaKysha Moore
Associate Professor
Nursing
College of Health and Human Sciences

Education: Ph.D., Communication Studies, Bowling Green State University 

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Jason N. Mose
Assistant Professor/Coordinator
Health Services Management

Education: Ph.D., Health Policy and Management, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Robert Newman
Assistant Professor
Nathan F. Simms Distinguished Associate Professor
College of Science and Technology

Education: Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins University

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John Ng'ombe
Assistant Professor
Agribusiness, Applied Economics and Agriscience Education
College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Education: Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University

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Hieu Trung Nguyen
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering

Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Quebec

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Farr Niere
Assistant Professor
Biology
College of Science and Technology

Education: Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

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Ahmad Patooghy
Assistant Professor 
Computer Systems Technology
College of Science and Technology

Education: Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

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Jacqueline L. Roebuck Sakho
Assistant Professor
Leadership Studies/Adult Education
College of Education

Education: Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Duquesne University

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Maylee Vazquez
Assistant Professor
Counseling
College of Education

Education: Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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Eunsoo Yoo
Assistant Professor
Chemical, Biological and Bioengineering
College of Engineering

Education: Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, The State University of New York at Binghamton

Non-Tenure Track Faculty

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Dallas Bretzman
Lecturer
Natural Resources and Environment Design 
College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Education: Master of Horticulture, North Carolina State University

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Misty Cook
Clinical Assistant Professor
Nursing
College of Health and Human Sciences

Education: Ed.D., Higher Education and Adult Learning, Walden University

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Aleta Harper
Clinical Assistant Professor
Nursing
College of Health and Human Sciences

Education: Ed.D., Organizational Leadership, Northcentral University