Undergraduate Edition 2018-2019

Undergraduate Faculty

Eyualem Abebe, Professor, Biology

BS, MS, Addis Ababa University

MS, Ph.D., Ghent University

Adetayo Adedeji, Associate Professor, Physics

BS, University of Ilorin (Nigeria)

MS, Obafemi Awolowo; University (Nigeria)

Ph.D., Auburn University

Dolapo Adedeji, Assistant Professor, Chemistry

BS, University of Agriculture Abeokuta, (Nigeria)

Ph.D., Auburn University

Julian Allagan, Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Ph.D., MS, Auburn University

Mohammad Alweh, Visiting Assistant Professor, Engineering

Ph.D., MS-Electrical and Computer Engineering

Southern Illinois University

Confidence Amadi, Professor, Finance

BS, MS, University of Michigan

MBA, D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University

Felicia Amadi, Assistant Professor, Accounting

MS, Nova Southeastern University

D.B.A., Argosy University

Hirendra Nath Banerjee, Professor, Biology

BS, Calcutta University, (India)

MS, New York University

Ph.D., Howard University

Lynnette Barnes, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice

BS, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

MS, California State University, Los Angeles

Ph.D., Rutgers University

Kimberly Bazemore, Associate Professor, Special Education

BA, Beaver College (Arcadia University)

MASEd, MSA, East Carolina University

Ph.D., University of Virginia

Ronald H. Blackmon, Senior Research Professor, Biology

BS, Delaware State University

MS, Ph.D., Howard University

Glen Bowman, Professor, History

BA, Cedarville College

MA, West Virginia University

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Juliet Boykins, Lecturer, Music

MMED, Norfolk State University

MEd, Educational Leadership, Regent University

Scott D. Bradshaw, Professor, Psychology

BS, MS, Old Dominion University

Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University

Melody Brackett, Associate Professor, Social Work

BS, Elizabeth City State University

MSW, D.S.W., Norfolk State University

Flora Bryant Brown, Professor, History

BA, St. Augustine University

MA, UNC Greensboro

Ph.D. South Carolina State University

Jennifer Brown, Associate Professor, Kinesiology

Ph.D., MEd., Old Dominion University

Mary Lynn Chambers, Associate Professor, English

BA, University of West Ontario, Canada

MA, Ph.D., East Carolina University

Lin Chen, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

MS-Physical Chemistry-New Mexico State

Ph.D., Old Dominion University

Saundra S. Copeland, Associate Professor, Education

BS, Elizabeth State University

MS Ed., Old Dominion University

CAGS, Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Margery Coulson-Clark, Professor, Political Science

BS, Berea College

MPA, Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Chyna Crawford, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

MA – Forensic Psychology-Marymount University

Ph.D., Prairie View A & M

Shyamal Das Associate Professor, Sociology

BA, MA, University of Dhaka, Khaka (Bangledesh)

MA, Institute of Social Studies,The Hague (The Netherlands)

Ph.D., Southern Illinois University

Antonio Davis, Lecturer, History

Ms, NC A&T State University

Malcolm Dcosta, Assistant Professor, Computer Science

MS, Ph.D., University of Houston

Kacey DiGiacinto, Associate Professor, Kinesiology

BA, MA, MS, Ph.D., West Virginia State University

Kim Downing, Assistant Professor, Clinical Social Work

BSW, MSW, D.S.W., Norfolk State University

Reshema Downing Combs, Mathematics Specialist

BS, Elizabeth City State University

MS, Cambridge College

Paulette Edmunds, Associate Professor, Marketing

BS, Howard University

MBA, Ph.D., Kent State University

Mehran Elahi, Professor, Mechanical Engineering

BS, MS, Mississippi State University

Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Anthony Emekalam, Associate Professor, Clinical Pharmacy

ND, HND, Imo-State College of Agriculture (Nigeria)

PGD, University of Nigeria

PharmD., Howard University

Akbar Eslami, Professor, Mechanical Engineering

BS, National University (Iran)

MS, Ph.D., Old Dominion University

Carlos Espinosa, Assistant Professor, Music

DMA, University of Kansas

MMA, Michigan State University

BME, University of Kansas

Robert Freeland, Assistant Professor, Sociology

Ph.D./MA, Duke University

Roberto Frontera-Suau., Professor, Biology

BS, MS, University of Puerto Rico

Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina

Delbert F. Garnes, Professor, Psychology

BA, Ohio State University

MS, Xavier University

Ph.D., St. Louis University

Frank Gaskill, Associate Professor, Business Administration

BA, Michigan State University

MBA, Eastern Michigan University

D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University

José S. Gil, Professor, Foreign Languages

BA, Pablo Montesinos Teachers' College

MA, Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

James Goar, Assistant Professor, English

BA, University of Arizona

MFA, Naropa University

Ph.D., University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

Orestes Gooden, Assistant Professor, Aviation Science

BS, Virginia State University

MAS, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Clarence Goss, Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

BA, Elizabeth City State University

MFA, Full Sail University

Gary L. Harmon, Professor, Biology

BS, Old Dominion University

MS, Hampton University

Ph.D., Howard University


Linda B. Hayden, Research Professor, Mathematics/Computer Science

BS, Virginia State University

MAT, University of Cincinnati

MS, Old Dominion University

Ph.D., The American University

Geraldine Hill, Lecturer, Education

BA, SUNY College

MEd, East Carolina University

Ed.D., International University

John Hill, Lecturer, Sport Management

MS, California University of Pennsylvania

MS, NC A&T State University

Marcus Hilliard, Lecturer, Sport Management

BS, Elizabeth City State University

MS, United States Sports Academy

Walter Iriarte, Assistant Professor, Communications

Ph.D., Clemons University

Douglas Jackson, Associate Professor, Music

BA, Xavier University of Louisiana

MM, California State University, Los Angeles

Michael Jasper, Associate Professor, Literature

BA, MS University of South Carolina

Ph.D., Kent State University


Amber Jenkins, Associate Professor, English

BA, MA, Johns Hopkins University

MFA, University of Virginia

Ph.D., University of Kentucky


Kenneth L. Jones, Professor, Mathematics

BS, MA, Campbell University

M.Eng. North Carolina State University

MBA, Strayer University

Ph.D., American University

Kenneth E. Jones, Endowed Professor-Communications

BA, University of Mississippi

MS, Clarion University

Ph.D., Howard University

Boung Jin Kang, Assistant Professor, Health & Physical Education

BS, MA, Kyung-Hee University, Seoul, (Korea)

MA, Ball State University

Ph.D., Purdue University

Debjani Kanjilal, Associate Professor, Economics

BS, MS University of Calcutta, (India)

MA, Ph.D., University of Memphis

Kulwinder Kaur-Walker, Professor, Psychology

BEd, Maharishi Dayanand University

MA, Guru Nanak Dev. University

Ph.D., Delhi University

Dorothy Kersha-Aerga, Associate Professor, Juvenile Justice

BL, University of Abuja School of Law, (Nigeria)

LLM, Ahmadu Bello University, (Nigeria)

MSC, Ph.D., Prairie View A & M University

Sharon Key-Sutton, Lecturer, Education

BS, Elizabeth City State University

MEd, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

National Board Certified Teacher

Ed.S, George Washington University

Gloria J. Knight, Professor, Music

BM, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Ed, Virginia State University

Ed.D., Pennsylvania State University

Edmond B. Koker, Professor, Chemistry

BS, Ph.D., Howard University

Krishna H. Kulkarni, Professor, Mathematics

BS, Karnatak University

MS, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Ph.D., Karnatak University

Kevin Kupietz, Assistant Professor, Sociology/Emergency Management

Ph.D., Capella University

MS, East Carolina University

BS, Bucharest National University of Arts

Ellis E. Lawrence, Professor, Technology

BS, MS, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Peter Loebach, Assistant Professor, Sociology/Emergency Management

Ph.D./MS, University of Utah

Eric Luchian, Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

Ph.D., Lancaster University

MFA, Florida Atlantic University

Claudie J. Mackey, Basnight Endowed Professor, Education

BS, Elizabeth City State University

MSEd, Hofstra University

Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Robin Mangham, Lecturer, Aviation Science

BS, Excelisor College

MS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Vinod P. Manglik, Professor, Mathematics

BSc, MS, Lucknow University (India)

Certificate, Professional Statistician, Institute of Agricultural Research Statistics (India)

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Adam McKee, Assistant Professor, English

Ph.D., Florida State

MA, Kent State University

Jenna Miller, Lecturer, English

BA, MA, East Carolina University

Lloyd W. Mitchell, III, Associate Professor, Health and Physical Education

BA, University of Washington

BA, Eastern Oregon State College

MPH, Oregon State University

MS, Ph.D., University of North Dakota


Brenda Norman, Professor, Social Work

BSW, MSW, D.S.W., Norfolk State University

Kingsley N. Nwala, Professor, Economics

BBA, MBA, University of the District of Columbia

Ph.D., Howard University

Alex I. Ogwu, Professor, Accounting

BS, Grambling State University

MA, Prairie View A&M University

Ph.D., Howard University

Ebere A. Oriaku, Mickey L. Burnim Endowed Professor, Economics

BBA, University of Arkansas -- Little Rock

MA, Clark Atlanta University

JD, Roosevelt University (Netherlands)

MA; Antioch University

Ph.D., Howard University

Ngozi E.A. Oriaku, Professor, Business Administration

BBA, University of the District of Columbia

MS, Norfolk State University

Ph.D., Clark-Atlanta University

Christopher Palestrant, Professor, Music

BA, College of Wooster

MA, New York University

MM, DMA, Peabody Conservatory

Gloria Payne, Rausch Endowed Professor, Biology

BS, Saint Augustine’s College

Ph.D., Atlanta University

Dana Poole, Mathematics Specialist

BS, MS, Elizabeth City State University


Kuldeep Rawat, Associate Professor, Computer Engineering

BS, Bombay University (India)

MS, Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Sharon Raynor, Associate Professor, English

BA, MA-English-East Carolina University

Ph.D.-English-Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Charles Reed, Associate Professor, History

BA, Wheeling Jesuit University

MA, Marquette University

Ph.D., University of Maryland

Deborah A. Riddick, Associate Professor, Social Work

BS, Elizabeth City State University

MSW, Ph.D., Norfolk State University

Tarsha Rogers, Writing Specialist

BA, Elizabeth City State University

MA, East Carolina University

Antonio Rook, Lecturer, Computer Science

BS, Elizabeth City State University

MS, North Carolina A & T State University

Jeffrey M. Rousch, Professor, Biology

BS, University of Hartford

BS, Johnson State College

MS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Ph.D., Arizona State University

Josiah Sampson, Associate Professor, Biology

BS, Jackson State University;

MEd, Tennessee State University

Ph.D., Meharry Medical College


Dipendra C. Sengupta, Professor, Mathematics

BSc, MSc, University of Kalyani (India)

MA, Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook

Jharna D. Sengupta, Professor, Mathematics

BSc, MSc, University of Kalyani (India)

MA, Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook

Tesfaye Serbessa, Associate Professor, Chemistry

BA, Asmara University, (Iran)

MS, Addis Ababa University

Ph.D., Auburn University

Linita Shannon, Assistant Professor, Communications

Ph.D., Syracuse University

Shirin Siddiqui, Visiting Associate Professor, Chemistry

BA, MS, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Narendra Sharma, Associate Professor, Accounting

BS, MS; University of Delhi (India)

Ph.D., Northcentral University


Joy Turnheim Smith, Professor, Business Administration

AB, Dartmouth College

JD, Northwestern University

MBA, DePaul University

Ph.D., New York University

Sase Singh, Assistant Professor, MIS

MS, University of Liverpool, England

Ph.D., University of British Columbia

Melissa Stuckey, Assistant Professor, History

Ph.D., MA, Yale University

Walter R. Swan, Associate Professor, Music

BM, Alcorn State University

MM, Mississippi College

DMA, University of Southern Mississippi

M Hanif Talukder, Associate Professor, Mathematics

BS, RJahangirnagar University, Dakar (Bangladesh)

MS, Tennessee Technological University;

Ph.D., Texas Technological University

Kungpo Tao, Assistant Professor, Marketing

BA, National Pingtung University of Science & Technology (Taiwan)

MBA, National Dong Hwa University (Taiwan)

MS, Texas A&M University at Commerce

Ph.D., Old Dominion University

Waverly Tillar, Lecturer, Sociology

BA, Virginia Union University

MA, Norfolk State University

Jingbin Wang, Associate Professor, History

BA, Heilongjiang University

MA, Beijing Foreign Studies University

MA, Ph.D., University of Chicago


Eric A. Weil, Associate Professor, English

BS, Bowling Green State University

MFA, MA, Ph.D., UNC Greensboro

Jeffrey Whelan, Assistant Professor, Art

BFA, University of Southern Maine

MFS, East Carolina University

Gwendolyn Williams, EV Wilkins Endowed Chair, Education

BA, Psychology, Spelman College

MEd, EdS, Ph.D., Georgia State University

Sheila Williams, Assistant Professor, Elementary Education & Director of Teacher Education

BA, Elizabeth City State University

MEd, East Carolina University

Ed.D., Argosy University, Sarasota

Earnest Wilson, Lecturer, Sports Administration

BS, MS Texas Tech University

Michael A. Winrow, Associate Professor, Biology

BS, MS, Tennessee State University

Ph.D., Wayne State University

Margaret M. Young, Associate Professor, Biology

BS, M. Phil, University of West Indies, MONA

Ph.D., Mississippi State University

Jinchun Yuan, Professor, Chemistry

BS, Peking University (China)

MS, University of Science & Technology of China

MS, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi

Xiaoli Yuan, Associate Professor, Accounting

BA, Economics, Changchun Taxation College

MBA, Finance, Xiamen University

MS, Accounting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ph.D., Accounting, Florida International University

Paula Viltz, Professor, Special Education

BA, MA, Northern Illinois University

Ed.D., Grambling State University