Mar 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog


Office of the President

Dillard, Paulette - (2012) - President 
B.A., 1972, Barber-Scotia College, Biology
M.S., 1978, Tennessee State University, Biology
M.B.A., 1991, Belmont University, Management
Ph.D., 2010, Clark Atlanta University, Cell and Molecular Biology

Office of Academic Affairs

Dusenbury, Renata H. - (2008), Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Biology
B.S., 1978, Johnson C. Smith University, Biology
Ph.D., 1983, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Genetics & Molecular Biology

Raynor, Vanessa - (2010) - Dean - Academic Support
B.S., 1999, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Communication Sciences & Disorders
M.Ed., 2001, North Carolina Central University, Communication Disorder
SLP.D., 2008, Nova Southeastern University, Speech Pathology

Vacant - Senior Assessment Coordinator

Cumberbatch, Brian - (1991), Senior Data Analyst
B.S., 1994, Shaw University, Computer Information Systems

Halls-Taylor, Lorraina- (2007), Academic Success Specialist
B.A., 2006, Shaw University, Psychology
M.S., 2013, University of Phoenix, Psychology

Reed, Vonda (2008), Director of Faculty Development, Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S., 1988, North Carolina State University, Zoology
M.S., 1991, North Carolina Central University, Biology
Ed.D., 2004, Fayetteville State University, Educational Leadership

Pierre-Louis, Paul-Arthur - (2022)- Director, Honors Program

B.B.A., 2006, Florida Atlantic University, International Business & Trade

M.A., 2011, University of Central Florida, Higher Education & Policy Studies

Ph.D., 2016, Florida Atlantic University, Educational Leadership & Research

Vacant, Director of Academic Success

Office of Student Affairs

Cleveland, Ashton 2022, Vice President for Student Affairs


Morgan, Tobias,2022, Dean of Students

Baxter, Agnes - (1990), Director of Judicial Services
B.S., 1983, Shaw University, Physical Education

Carver, Jerelene - (2003), Director of Counseling Center/Disability Services
B.A., 1973, Education & M.A., 1977, Counseling, North Carolina Central University

Easterling, Vonda- (2015), Director of Housing & Residence Life
B.A., 1995, Saint Augustine’s College, English
M.A., 2004, North Carolina State University, English Literature

Vacant, Director of Student Activities, Greek Life and Leasdership

Vacant, Executive Assistant for Student Affairs

Lesane, Steven - (2012), Chief of Police and Security
A.A.S, 1986, Bladen Community College, Criminal Justice
B.S., 2017, North Carolina Central University, Criminal Justice

Montague, William- (1990) Director of Intramurals, Assistant Student Activities Coordinator|
B.S., 1990, Shaw University, Community Recreation

Thornton, Bromeley- (1999), Residence Manager
B.A., 1997, Shaw University, Health and Physical Education

Williams, Chris - (2016), Residence Manager

B.S., 1999, NC Wesleyan College, Justice Studies/Public Administration

Williams, Cleveland- (2007), Residence Manager

B.A., 2003, Shaw University, Business Administration - Management


Enrollment Management

Terrance L. Dixon - (2021), Vice Presidence of Enrollment Management and Student Success
B.A., 1988, Morehouse College, Business Administration, Marketing Concentration
M.B.A., 2001, Kennesaw State University, Master of Business Administration

Bah, Ibrahim - (2018) - Director, Financial Aid
B.S., 2004, Livingstone College, Computer Information Systems
M.P.A., 2005, University of Michigan, Dearborn, Public Administration

Drummond, Renee- (2013), Associate Registrar
B.A., 2010, Campbell University, Divinity
M.A.C.E., 2019, Shaw University, Christian Education

Hamilton, Jody - (2010), Registrar
B.A., 1982, Marshall University, Speech Communication and Psychology
M.A., 1983, Indiana University, Speech Communication

Ifegwu, Ojebe, Associate Director, Financial Aid
Ph.D., 2013, Walden University, Public Health
MBA, 2007, American InterContinental University, Healthcare Management
MBA, 2007, American InterContinental University, Accounting/Finance
BA, 1987, Shaw University, Accounting

Vacnt- Assistant Director, Admissions
M.P.A., 2016, Columbus State University, Public Adminsitration
B.A., 2013, Morehouse College, International Studies

Vacant - (2021) - Associate Director of Admissions
Ph.D., 2021, Jackson State University, Higher Education
M.A., 2016, Bowie State University, Organizational Education
B.A., 2013, Benedict College, Mass Commuincation

Lowe, Joshua - (2022) - Director of Admissions
M.S.Ed., 2018, Old Dominion University, Higher Education 
B.A., 2010, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Political Science and Spanish

Sutton, Jalesa - (2018), Director, Student Retention
B.S., 2010, Elizabeth City State University, Biology
Grad Cert., 2012, Meharry Medical College, Health Science
MPH, 2014, Tennessee State University, Health Education

Vacant, Director of Academic Success

Morgan Ray - (2021) - Director of Experiential Learning and Career Development



Knox, George - (2020), Director of Athletics
B.S., 1999, Winston-Salem State University, Sports Management

Vacant, Associate Director of Athletics-Compliance/Senior Women’s Administrator

Office of Finance and Administration

Byrd, David (2018), Vice President for Finance and Administration
B.S., 1978, North Carolina A&T State University, Accounting

Sanders, LaKrystal- Director of Student Accounts
B.S., 1997, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Finance
M.P.A, 2005, North Carolina Central University, Public Administration

Mclean, Myrna - (2013) - Controller
B.Sc., 1974, University of Santo Tomas, Accounting/Commerce

Vacant - Director of Procurement
Associates, 2015, Wake Tech Community College, Computer Information Systems

Jones III, Sir Walter - (2012), Manager of Receiving and Mail Services

B.S., 2011, Mount Olive College, Business Management

Office of Human Resources

 Richard Barnes- (2021), Director, Human Resources 
B.S., 1984, Auburn University, Aerospace Engineering
M.B.A., 2005, Columbia Southern University, Human Resources Management, SPHR, 2005

Vacant, Human Resources Representative

Office of Information Technology

Faison, Joel- (2021) - Chief Information Officer
B.B.A., 1994, North Carolina Central University, Accounting

Office of Institutional Advancement

Richards, Marilyn B. (2017)- Vice President for Institutional Advancement

B.A., 1979, Winston-Salem State University, Sociology
M.Div., 2002, Shaw University, Divinity

Vacant- Director of Development - Divinity

Carter, Melodie (2020) - Director Donor Relations and Strategic Partnerships

B.A., 2012, Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University, Communication
M.B.A., 2018, Fox School of Business, Temple University, Business Administration

Office of Grants Management and Sponsored Programs

Tori Willis, 2016 - Director of Sponsored Programs and Title III

B.A., 2015, Arkansas Baptist College

Johnson, Alfreda - (2019) - Grants Coordinator

B.A., 2007, Hampton University, English Arts


School of Arts and Sciences


Johnson, Valerie - (2020), Dean, School of Arts, Sciences & Humanities

Ph.D., 1995, University of California-Berkley, Medical Anthropology
M.S., 1984, Clark Atlanta University, Sociology
B.S., 1979, Spelman College, Sociology

Department of Humanities, Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies

Morgan, Jason - (2015), Department Head, General Education & Interdisciplinary Studies/English Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor of English

B.A., 1996, Brigham Young University, Communications
M.F.A., 2014, National University, Creative Writing

Vacant, Assistant Professor of English


Vacant, Associate Professor of Music


Doran, Kwinn - (2018) - Associate Professor of History

B.A., 1995, State University of New York at Fredonia, History
M.A., 2000, State University of New York at Albany, History
Ph.D., 2014, State University of New York at Albany, History

Hart, Austin - (2018) - Instructor of English

B.S., 2010, East Carolina University, Biochemistry
M.A., 2012, East Carolina University, English

Hill, Natalie - (2010) - Instructor of English

B.A., 1992, Eastern College, Communications
M.A., 2002, Texas A&M University, English

Hunnicutt, Bradley - (2000), Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor of Music

B.M., 1982, Ouachita Baptist University, Piano Performance
M.M., 1984, University of Oklahoma, Piano Performance & Pedagogy
Ph.D., 2000, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Music Theory

King, Andrae - (2015), Director of Bands/Instructor of Music

B.A., 2008, Shaw University, Music
M.A., 2019, Kent State University, Music

Vacant, Professor of Religion and Philosophy

Negrea, Irina - (2010), Assistant Professor of English

B.A., 1994, Babes-Bolyai University (Romania), English
M.A., 1997, Kutztown University, English
Ph.D., 2005, Lehigh University, English

Richards, Jeffrey - (1998), Associate Professor of Religion and Ethics

B.A., 1974, Pfeiffer University, History
Th.M., 1978, Dallas Seminary, Theology
M.Phil. 1983, Drew University, Theological Studies
Ph.D., 1985, Drew University, Philosophical Theology

Wilson, Paul - (1991), Professor of Religion Philosophy/High Point Campus Coordinator/Coordinator of Religion

B.S. 1977, Johnson Bible College, Bible & Missions
M.Div., 1984, Emmanuel School of Religion, New Testament
Ph.D., 1989, University of Tennessee, Philosophy


Department of Health, Human and Life Sciences


Raiford, Kimberly - (2012), Department Head, Assistant Professor of Biology, Biology Program Coordinator

B.S., 1999, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Biology
Ph.D., 2008, North Carolina State University, Functional Genomics


Vacant- Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Alexander, Genene (2017), Instructor of Psychology

B.A., 2010, North Carolina Central, Psychology
M.S., 2012, Capella University, Psychology

Butler, Eric - (2012), Assistant Professor of Biology

B.S., 2005, Juniata College, Ecology
Ph.D., 2012, North Carolina State University, Zoology

Vacant, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Locklear, Rayshawn- (2018), Assistant Professor of Mathematics

B.S., 2015, Fayetteville State University, Mathematics
M.S., 2018, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Applied Mathematics

Palmer, Shelby - (2003), Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.A., 1999, Pitzer College, Psychology
M.A., 2003, Alliant International University, M. Organizational Behavior
Ph.D., 2003, Alliant International University, Forensic Psycholo

Robinson, Sonja - (2017) - Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor of Psychology

B.A., 1995, Hampton University, Psychology
M.S.W., 1998, Howard University, Social Work
Ph.D., 2013, Walden University, Psychology

Sanders, Bobby - (1978), Instructor of Health and Physical Education

B.S., 1970, Shaw University, Physical Education
M.S., 1977, North Carolina Central University, Physical Education

Tesch, Deanna - (2016), Assistant Professor, Chemistry

B.S., 2011, NC State University, Chemistry
Ph.D., 2016, NC State University, Biophysical Chemistry


Department of Mass Communications, and Digital Technology


Vacant, Department Head, and Associate Professor of Mass Communications


Vacant, Associate Professor, Speech Communications


Emmanuel-Oparaocha, Josephine - (2002), Assistant Professor of Mass Communications

B.S., 1984, West Virginia State College, Mass Communication
M.A. 1986, Morehead State University, Communication

Department of Social Work, Sociology and Justice Studies


McNeil, MaNina - (2007), Department Head - Social Work, Sociology and Justice Studies/Program Director - Social Work/Assistant Professor-Social Work

B.S.W., 2003, Meredith College, Social Work
M.S.W., 2004, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Social Work

Abrams, Donna - (2020) - Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., 2007, Clark Atlanta University, Humanities (Social Sciences)
M.A., 1993,  University of Maryland, Sociology
B.A., 1985, Lincoln University, Sociology

Bailey, Mary- (2015), Assistant Professor of Social Work/Coordinator SOW Field Education

B.S.W., 2010, Shaw University
M.S.W., 2011 North Carolina State University

Eason, Twayla - (2012), Assistant Professor of Social Work

B.S.W., 2003, East Carolina University
M.S.W., 2006, East Carolina University

Ferguson, Mark - (2018), Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor of Political Science

B.A. Political Science, Northwestern State University, 2000
Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschuleingang (DSH), Universitat Trier
M.A., Political Science, Mississippi State University, 2004
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Alabama, 2012

Vacant, Instructor of Criminal Justice


McLaurin, Cassandra - (2015), Instructor, Sociology

B.A. Sociology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2007
M.A., Sociology, North Carolina Central University, 2010

Stephens, Mary - (2018) - Assistant Professor of Social Work

B.S.W., 1979, Ferrum College, Social Work
M.S.W., 1980, VA Commonwealth University, Social Work
Ed. D., 2007, Appalachian State University, Educational Leadership


School of Business and Professional Studies


Wood, Lynette (2020), Dean, School of Business and Professional Studies

Ph.D., 2003, Indiana University, Accounting
M.B.A., 1998, Indiana University, Accounting
M.S., 1995, University of Alabama-Huntsville, Management
B.S., 1993, Oakwood University, Accounting

Allen, Adrian - (2020), Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Ph.D., 2008, Argosy University, Business Administrations
M.A., 2017 Strayer University, Health Administration
M.B.A., 2000, Pfeiffer University, Business Administration
B.S., 1999, Shaw University, Business Administration

Beckwith, Levi - (2001), Assistant Professor of Accounting
B.A., 1974, North Carolina State University, Economics
M.B.A., 1982, Duke University, Accounting
M.S., 2004, Strayer University, Accounting

Vacant - Assistant Professor, Computer Science


Burney, Cassandra (2019) - Instructor of Accounting

M.S., 2016, North Carolina State University, Accounting
B.S., 2014, Shaw University, Accounting

Vacant- Instructor, Recreation Management

Nebolisa, Anozie - (2002), Associate Professor of Computer Science

B.B.A., 1978, University of Central Arkansas, Business Administration
M.S., 1980, Texas A&M University, Computer Science
Ph.D., 2007, Capella University, Higher Education

Onuorah, Nnamdi - (2009), Assistant Professor of Business Management

B.S., 1982, Shaw University, Accounting & Business
M.B.A., 1985, Western Carolina University, Business Management
D.B.A., 2008, Argosy University, Business Management

Ramcharan, Harold - (2002), Assistant Professor of Computer, Information Systems and Program Coordinator of
Computer Information Systems

B.S., 1996, CUNY-Staten Island, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering
M.S., 2000, CUNY- Staten Island, Computer Science
Ph.D., 2006, Capella University, Organization and Management, Information Technology Management

Micah Dobson,-(2022) Program Coordinator-Recreation/ Assistant Professor of Recreation

B.S., 2015, Elizabeth City State University, Sport Management
M.S., 2017, North Carolins State University, PRTSM
M.A.T., 2021 North Carolina Central University
Ph.D., 2021, Northcentral University, Sport Management

Yan, Tingzhuang - (2011) - Assistant Professor, Computer Science

B.S., 1983, Nankai University, China, Mathematics
M.S., 1989, Chinese Academy of Science, Physical Oceanography
M.S., 2000, NC State University, Computer Science
Ph.D., 2006, NC State University, Atmospheric Sciences

Department of Education and Child Development

Wilson, Lucy - (2003) - Department Head - Education and Child Development/Program Coordinator - Elementary Education/Assistant Professor-Education

B.A., 1980, Saint Augustine’s College, Sociology
M.A. 2003, Lesley University, Curriculum & Teaching
Ed.D. 2014, Argosy University, Instructional Leadership

Dixon, Freida - (2014), Director, Child Development Center

B.A., 2001, Shaw University, Liberal Studies
M.S., 2005, North Carolina Central University, Elementary Education

Herring, Alexander - (2015) - Education Field Placement Coordinator/Instructor - Elementary Education

B.S., 2000, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Elementary Education
M.S., 2007, North Carolina Central University, School Administration

Vacant, Assistant Professor of Elementary Education


Liverman, Betty - (2015), Assessment Coordinator-Elementary Education/Assistant Professor-Elementary Education

B.S., 1987, East Carolina University, Communications
M.S., 2006, Elon University, Elementary Education

Moten-Tolson, Paula - (2005), Program Coordinator-Master’s, Early Childhood Education/Assistant Professor-Education

B.A., 1971, University of Missouri, Sociology
M.S.W., 1973, Saint Louis University, Social Work
Ed.D., 1994, Nova University, Early Childhood

Wallace, Melvin - (2008) - Assistant Professor of Elementary Education

B.A., 2000, Shaw University, Liberal Studies
M.S., 2006, Shaw University, Curriculum and Instruction/Concentration in B-K
Ph.D., 2016 Nova Southeastern University, Education