Morgan State University, the historically Black educational institution in Baltimore, Maryland, has announced the names of four finalists to become the university’s first provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. The candidates have all visited campus in recent days for interviews and public presentations. Three of the four finalists are African American.
Gloria J. Gibson is a professor of communications studies at the University of Northern Iowa. She served as executive vice president and provost at the university until June of this year. Before joining the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa, Dr. Gibson was a professor and dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Arkansas State University. Steve O. Michael was vice provost and professor of education at Kent State University in Ohio. Dr. Michael holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Amadu Bello University in Nigeria. He earned a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Alberta in Canada. Donald B. Pope-Davis is a professor of clinical psychology at DePaul University in Chicago and served as provost during the 2013-14 academic year. Professor Pope-Davis is the co-author of three books: Multicultural Counseling Competencies: Assessment, Education and Training, and Supervision (Sage, 1996), The Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender: Implications for Multicultural Counseling (Sage, 2001) and Handbook of Multicultural Competencies in Counseling and Psychology (Sage, 2003).
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