A Quartet of Women Scholars Who Will Be Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Erica Brown was appointed vice provost of values and leadership and inaugural director of the Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Center for Values and Leadership at Yeshiva University in New York, effective January 1. She most recently served as director of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership and associate professor of curriculum and pedagogy at George Washington University.

Dr. Brown has degrees from Yeshiva University, the University of London, Harvard University, and Baltimore Hebrew University.

Lawanda Greene was named founding director of the bachelor’s degree in nursing program at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. She has been serving as an associate professor at Middle Georgia State University.

Dr. Greene holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Medical College of Georgia. She earned a master of public health degree from Georgia Southern University and a doctor of nursing practice degree from Augusta University.

Karen Harris, the Mary Emily Warner Professor of Education in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, was named a Regents Professor at the university. Dr. Harris is a fellow of both the American Educational Research Association and the American Psychological Association. She is a former editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology.

Dr. Harris is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. She holds a master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Nebraska and a doctorate in special education from Auburn University in Alabama.

Cirecie West-Olatunji has been named the new director of the Center for Equity, Justice, and the Human Spirit at Xavier University in New Orleans. Dr. West-Olatunji is the Melba Fortuné Martinez Endowed Professor in the counselor education program and director of the Center for Traumatic Stress Research at Xavier.

Dr. West-Olatunji earned her bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of New Orleans.

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