Member, Task Force to Study the Impact of Adjunct Faculty on Graduation Rates at Historically Black Institutions, 2012-13; Clean Energy Program Task Force, 2013-14; Governor-elect's Transition Team, 2014-15.
Senior Staff Fellow, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 1990-92. Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 2006-08 (associate professor, 1992-98 & professor, 1998-2008; program director, biomedical research program, 1993-2006; founding dean, college of basic & applied sciences, 2004-06; provost & vice-chancellor for academic affairs, 2006-08). Interim Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2008-09. Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, 2009-12.
Born in Talladega, Alabama. Talladega College, B.A. (chemistry), 1977; Atlanta University, Ph.D. (chemistry), 1987. Assistant Chemist, Southern Research Institute, Birmingham, Alabama, 1977-78. Substitute teacher, Beaufort, South Carolina, 1978-79. Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1982-2000; Association for Women in Science (co-president, north carolina research triangle park chapter, 1991-92); American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1987- (chair, minority affairs committee, 2004-06). Millenium Leaderhip Initiative, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 2007. Institute for Educational Management, Harvard University. Board of Directors, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, 2008-11; National Science Foundation Biological Sciences Advisory Board, 2009-12. Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation, 1993-98. Giant in Science Award, Quality Education for Minorities Network, 1997. Research Achievement Award, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, 1997. Excellence in Teaching Award, Board of Governors, University of North Carolina, 2000. Milennium Award for Excellence in Teaching, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 2000. National Role Model Citation, Minority Access, Inc., 2001. Outstanding Faculty Mentor, North Carolina - Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, 2003. Maryland's Top 100 Women, Daily Record, 2014. Married; two children, five grandchildren.
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