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Faculty/Staff Profiles

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College of Arts & Sciences (CAS)

Valbona Bejieri, Ph.D. , Associate Professor                                                                      vbejieri@udc.edu

Prediction Inference, Bayesian Methods, Experimental Design, Survey Methodology, Applications in the field of Biostatistics, Environmental and Social Studies

Kimberly Bell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor                                                          
kimberlyt.bell@udc.edu                   

Health Behaviors, Cardiac Activity, Cognition and Neural Correlates

Angela Bullock, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
angela.bullock@udc.edu

Technology in Social Work Education and Practice, Informal Caregiving, Co-ed Mental Health

Wanda M. Colston, Ph.D., Professor
wcolston@udc.edu

Language and Learning, Multicultural Communication

Abdi Darai, Ph.D., Associate Professor
adarai@udc.edu

Chaos and Fractais, Differential Equations

Angelyn Spaulding Flowers, J.D., Ph.D., Professor 
aflowers@udc.edu

Development and utilization of computer models and computer-based simulations to examine social destabilization phenomenon such as crime or terrorism within a complex systems framework.

Pamela Hampton-Garland, Ph.D., Assistant Professor                          pamela.hamptongarlan@udc.edu

Gifted and Talented Education Advocacy, College and Career Readiness

Sylvia I. B. Hill, Ph.D., Professor
shill@udc.edu

Use of research and community organizing techniques to mobilize communities to work on public safety. In particular, developing a geo-spatial neighborhood intervention model to reduce homicide, vehicular theft, and other indices of decaying neighborhoods.

Brandy Huderson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
brandy.huderson@udc.edu

Mammary gland breast cancer, Steroid Receptor biology

Amanda Huron, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
amanda.huron@udc.edu

Urban Geography, Cooperative Housing, Urban Commons, GIS, DC History

Arleen King-Berry, JD, Professor
akberry@udc.edu

Special Education

Judith Korey, M.A., Music Program Coordinator/Jazz Archives Curator                             jkoury@udc.edu

Preservation and Access, Presenting Music

Chereen Leid, B.S., Project Coordinator MSI-CBO                                                       chereen.leid@udc.edu

HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Alcohol Abuse, Campus Assaults

Maxine LeGail, M.S., Associate Professor
mlagall@udc.edu

Communications Studies, Story Telling/Folk, African American English

Pamela Mertens, Ph.D., Assistant Professor 
pamela.mertens@udc.edu

Post Traumatic Stress

Carl Moore, Ph.D.,  Associate Professor
carl.moore@udc.edu

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Universal Design for Learning Inclusion, Educational Technology

Patricia M. Myers, Ed. D., Professor
pmmyers@udc.edu

Recruiting Effective Teachers: Identifying Qualities that Make a Difference. This research examines pre- and post-assessment data, self-identified personal attributes, and mentor assessments of participants in the District of Columbia Teacher Institute Program (DC-TIP), a Transition to Teaching grant-funded program.

Heidi Oliver-O'Gilvie, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
holiver-ogilvie@udc.edu

Qualitative research on the work, lives and experiences of urban learners guided by highly-effective practitioners; work anchored in hip-hop, culturally relevant pedagogy and critical theory; collaborations in the field to craft manuscripts that include practical strategies for in-service practitioners.

Hailemichael Seyoum, Ph.D., Professor
hseyoum@udc.edu

Research in magnetism and magnetic materials, superconductivity, analyze and model magnetic hysteresis data, and atomic and molecular spectroscopy.

Wynn Yarbrough, Ph.D., Chair, Division Arts and Humanities/Associate Professorwyarbrough@udc.edu

Children’s Literature, Children’s Poetry, Gender, Education Literacy, Modern American Poetry, British/Commonwealth Poetry

College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability& Environmental Sciences (CAUSES)

Sabine O'Hara, Dean, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental SciencesPh.D.
sabine.ohara@udc.edu

Dr. Sabine O'HaraDr. Sabine O'Hara is Dean of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability & Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) and Director of Landgrant Programs at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). Dr. O’Hara is responsible for academic, research and community outreach programs in the tradition of the land-grant university, and is leading UDC’s efforts to build a cutting edge model for Urban Agriculture and Urban Sustainability that improves the quality of life and economic opportunity for urban populations. O’Hara is a respected author, researcher and higher education executive who is well known for her expertise in sustainable economic development, global education and executive leadership. She has experience in virtually every aspect of university administration including curriculum development, strategic planning, program accreditation, international partnerships, and research collaborations. Dr. O'Hara is the founder of Global Ecology LLC, the 10th President of Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, and held faculty and administrative positions at Green Mountain College in VT, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and as Executive Director of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) a preeminent international exchange organization that administers the Fulbright Scholar Program. A native of Germany, O'Hara earned a doctorate in environmental economics and a master's degree in agricultural economics from the University of Göttingen, Germany. She serves on the board of directors of several national and international organizations, including as president elect of the International Society for Ecological Economics, as International Advisory Board member of King Abdul-Aziz University in Saudi Arabia, and as editorial board member of the Kenyan Journal for Higher Education Management.

Mcgezaji "Che" Axum, Director of the Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education
mchezaji.axum@udc.edu

AxumMchezaji “Che” Axum is the Director of the Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education in the College of Agriculture Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). Mr. Axum leads a team of researchers at the Muirkirk Research Farm in Beltsville, MD and oversees UDC’s Master Gardening, Specialty and Ethnic Crops and Urban Forestry programs. He has worked for the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Plant Sciences Institute (USDA-ARS-PSI) for 20 years, taught middle school science, and has worked as a successful farmer and sustainable farming consultant. He is a graduate of the College of Agronomy, now named to the College of Natural Resource Management at the University of Maryland. Mr. Axum is also a certified nutrient management consultant for the state of Maryland. He serves on the board of the Harry Hughes Center for Agroecology and is a member of the American Agronomy Society/ ASA, the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).

Yao Afantchao, Leading Specialist in the Ethnic and Specialty Crops Program
yafantchao@udc.edu

YaoMchezaji “Che” Axum is the Director of the Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education in the College of Agriculture Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). Mr. Axum leads a team of researchers at the Muirkirk Research Farm in Beltsville, MD and oversees UDC’s Master Gardening, Specialty and Ethnic Crops and Urban Forestry programs. He has worked for the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Plant Sciences Institute (USDA-ARS-PSI) for 20 years, taught middle school science, and has worked as a successful farmer and sustainable farming consultant. He is a graduate of the College of Agronomy, now named to the College of Natural Resource Management at the University of Maryland. Mr. Axum is also a certified nutrient management consultant for the state of Maryland. He serves on the board of the Harry Hughes Center for Agroecology and is a member of the American Agronomy Society/ ASA, the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).


Anne Marie Jean-Baptiste, RN, CCRN, MSN, Assistant Professor
ajeanbaptiste@udc.edu

Reducing high blood pressure (HPB) among inner –city black men

Sandra Farber Bandier, Extension Agent
SFarber@udc.edu

Sandra FarberSandra Farber Bandier is an Extension Agent in the Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education in the College of Agriculture Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). She joined the University of the District of Columbia as an Environmental and Natural Resources Extension Agent/DC Master Gardener Coordinator. For the past thirteen years, she focuses much of her attention on the Master Gardener Program that trains District of Columbia citizens to become resources in their communities for gardening expertise in an effort designed to educate the D.C. residents about safe, effective, and sustainable horticultural practices. This builds healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities. Mrs. Bandier holds a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Maryland and a Certificate in Landscape Design from George Washington University. Mrs. Bandier was awarded the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Award for Distinguished DC Government Employees in 2006.

Rebecca Smoot Bankhead, Director of the Center for 4-H and Youth Development
rbankheadr@udc.edu

Rebecca BankheadRebecca Smoot Bankhead is the Director of the Center for 4-H and Youth Development in the College of Agriculture Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). Mrs. Bankhead leads a dynamic team of extension staff in planning, coordinating and implementing the activities of an urban youth development program in the Nation’s Capital. Her key areas of responsibility include program design, oversight, assessment and the coordination and integration of Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service related 4-H programs in the CAUSES. Previously, Ms. Bankhead served as Director of a Rape Crisis Program; Child Care Center Owner/Operator; Child Abuse Investigator for the State of Maryland; and Counselor for single mothers in the District of Columbia through the Job Corps program. Mrs. Bankhead holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of the District of Columbia.

Sapna Batheja, M.S., Project Specialist
sapna.betha@udc.edu

Community Nutrition

Pier Broadnax, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Director, RN/BSN Program
pbroadnax@udc.edu

Breast Cancer, Minority Women, Leadership Development for Baccalaureate

Jaime Brown, Extension Agent
jsbrown@udc.edu

Jaime BrownJaime Brown, MPA is an Extension Agent at the University of the District of Columbia with the Center for 4-H and Youth Development in the College of Agriculture Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences. She is responsible for starting 4-H clubs and activities in the District of Columbia. Jaime also serves as the state coordinator for the LifeSmarts program. She is also responsible for recruiting, training, supporting, and managing volunteers that work with the 4-H educational programs. She has ten years of experience working with children and families in the District of Columbia. Jaime holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (2007) from the University of the District of Columbia. Ms. Brown was recently selected to serve on the Excellence in Extension Review Committee.

Mohamed A. Elhelu, Ph.D.
eelhelu@udc.edu

Environmental Health, Environmental Education (i.e. lead in drinking water, lead in house dust to the effect of organisms such as Giardia, Trichinella and Tyrpanosoma on human health

William Hare, Associate Dean for Land-grant Programs
whare@udc.edu

William HareWilliam Hare serves as the Associate Dean for Land-grant Programs in the College of Agriculture Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). He is a research scientist and administrator with over 15 years of excellent leadership, management and land-grant University experience in the specialty areas of Soil Nutrients and Water Resources Management. Prior to his current role in CAUSES, he served as Director of the DC Water Resources Research Institute for over 12 years and also as Associate Dean/Director of the Cooperative Extension Service in the Community Outreach and Extension Service for close to 10 years. Associate Dean Hare has taught Chemical Analysis for Water Quality I & II, Wastewater Management, and Integrated Sciences and Agroecology in the College. He served a four-year term representing the Northeast Region Extension Directors to the National Extension Board call Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP), and Chaired ECOP’s Personnel Subcommittee. He currently represents the NE Region Extension Directors on The National 4-H Council Board of Trustees and the Northeast Aquaculture Center Board of Directors. William’s research interests include enhancing water and nutrient use efficiency of ethnic and specialty crops as alternative niche crops to tobacco for small and minority farmers. William is a Fulbright Scholar, with MSc. in Soil Science from at Purdue University and post graduate studies at the University of Kentucky, PhD (ABD)

Elgloria Harrison, Special Assistant to the Dean
eharrison@udc.edu

Elgloria HarrisonElgloria Harrison is the special assistant to the Dean for the College of Agriculture Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). Dr. Harrison is responsible for promoting Climate Change research initiatives within CAUSES. Currently, Dr. Harrison supports the coordination of the academic programs within CAUSES. Dr. Harrison was the former chair of the District of Columbia Board of Respiratory Care which oversees the practice of Respiratory Therapists in the District of Columbia. Dr. Harrison was a Research Infrastructure in Minority Institution (RIMI) Scholar under Dr. Connie M. Webster in 2006 where she was the subject matter expert on two asthma research grants. Dr. Harrison teaches the Frontier Capstone Courses in the Interdisciplinary General Education curriculum with a focus on urban sustainability. Dr. Harrison received a Doctor of Management degree from the University of Maryland, University College. Dr. Harrison is a Registered Respiratory Therapist.

Diane C. Hyman, Associate Dean of Operations
dhyman@udc.edu

Diane HymanDiane C. Hyman Diane C. Hyman serves as the Associate Dean of Operations in the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES). Ms. Hyman has chief oversight responsibility for the college’s administrative operations including finance, grants and purchasing; employee services; marketing and communications; data management, assessment, and reporting; and administrative services. For the majority of her tenure, she has worked with land-grant research and extension programs, participating in key organization and administration initiatives. Prior to her current appointment, she served as the Acting Associate Dean & Acting Associate Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station in CAUSES and the former Community Outreach and Extension Services. She has served as an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business and Public Administration, teaching courses in Introduction to Business, Business Communications, and Organizational Theory and Behavior. She earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management from Southeastern University, Washington, DC. Ms. Hyman has served at the University since 1984. She has received various recognitions, including a Leadership Award, Appreciation Award, Certificates of Appreciation, Certificate of Excellence, Time Off Award, Professional Achievement Award, Certificate for Outstanding Performance, and consistent high performance evaluations.

Rick Hess, Administrative Specialist for Data Management and Assessment
richard.hess@udc.edu

Rick HessDiane C. Hyman Diane C. Hyman serves as the Associate Dean of Operations in the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES). Ms. Hyman has chief oversight responsibility for the college’s administrative operations including finance, grants and purchasing; employee services; marketing and communications; data management, assessment, and reporting; and administrative services. For the majority of her tenure, she has worked with land-grant research and extension programs, participating in key organization and administration initiatives. Prior to her current appointment, she served as the Acting Associate Dean & Acting Associate Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station in CAUSES and the former Community Outreach and Extension Services. She has served as an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business and Public Administration, teaching courses in Introduction to Business, Business Communications, and Organizational Theory and Behavior. She earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management from Southeastern University, Washington, DC. Ms. Hyman has served at the University since 1984. She has received various recognitions, including a Leadership Award, Appreciation Award, Certificates of Appreciation, Certificate of Excellence, Time Off Award, Professional Achievement Award, Certificate for Outstanding Performance, and consistent high performance evaluations.

Xiaocuh Hu, Ph.D.  Project Specialist for Applied Economic Evaluation
xiaochu.hu@udc.edu

Economic Development; Sustainable Development; Labor Economics; Immigration Policy

Claudia John, MHA.GER, Project Specialist
claudia.john@udc.edu

Seniors; Healthy Living, Life Style Chances; Women’s Health; Public Health

Dwane Jones, Ph.D. Director, Center for Sustainable Development
dwane.jones@udc.edu

Environmental Science; Economic Analysis; Sustainable Science

Diego Lahaye, Extension Agent and Community Educator
dlahaye@udc.edu

Diego LahayeDiego Lahaye is an Extension Agent and Community Educator for the Center for 4-H and Youth Development in the College of Agriculture Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences. He is responsible for starting 4-H clubs and activities in the District of Columbia, including: recruiting, training, supporting, and managing volunteers that work with the 4-H educational programs. He is also in charge of the 4-H International Program. Diego Lahaye holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Media from the University of the District of Columbia

Lillie Monroe-Lord, Ph.D., Director, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health Center
lmonroelord@udc.edu

Obesity, Nutrition Education, Diabetes, Health Disparities, Food.

Lorraine Weller-Clarke, Ph.D., Project Specialist, Urban Agriculture 
lorraine.clarke@udc.edu

Lorraine ClarkeLorraine Weller Clarke, Ph.D. is a Project Specialist in Urban Agriculture in the Center for Urban Agriculture in the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). She received her Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the University of California, Riverside. As a project specialist in urban agriculture, she is working with both the extension, promoting public education, citizen science, and food sources, and on the academic side, seeking out grants and pursuing research on food production, biodiversity, and heavy metal proliferation in D.C. Prior to joining CAUSES, Lorraine worked as a graduate research assistant at the University of California, Riverside for 6 years. Her research focuses on biodiversity in urban gardens, ecosystem services (benefits people receive from the environment) that are produced in community and home gardens, and how socioeconomics, culture, and garden age influence the kinds of crops and horticulture planted by participants. She has also done extensive work on heavy metals in urban gardens and their sources, as well as urban tree biogeography. Lorraine also holds a BA in Environmental Science from Fresno Pacific University. In 2012, she received an East Asian and Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) fellowship from the National Science Foundation for work on Beijing home gardens and a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) to investigate heavy metal proliferation in Los Angeles community gardens. In 2013, she also received a Dissertation Year Fellowship from University of California, Riverside for her continued work with impoverished, underrepresented groups in Los Angeles.

Feifei Sun, Extension Agent
feifei.sun@udc.edu

Feifei SunFeifei Sun is an Extension Agent in the Center for 4-H & Youth Development in the College of Agriculture Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) at the University of the District of Columbia. Feifei is the state coordinator for the Operation Military Kids (OMK) program that serves military children who have deployed family members in the District of Columbia. Feifei works with D.C. National Guard , Joint Base Anacostia Bolling (youth center and homeschool educators group) and Marine to implement 4-H Clubs, Yellow Ribbon Activities, and support military communities by providing Ready Set Go training to the community to increase the awareness that military children and families face before, during and after a deployment cycle. Feifei holds a Master’s Degree in Community Health from Minnesota State University, and B.S. degree in Health Education from the University of the District of Columbia.

School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA)

Nikolai V. Ostapenko, Ph.D., Associate Professor
nostapenko@udc.edu                                                                                                                        

Cross-border business transactions, globalization of entrepreneurship, evolution of international economic integration, and in a variety of aspects of transnational management and global marketing management.

Yolandra Plummer, Ph.D., Director, Counseling & Student Dev.
yolandra.plummer@udc.edu

Human Service, Equal Rights in Higher Education, Working with Special Populations

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)

Abiose O. Adebayo, Ph.D., Professor/Chair
 aadebayo@udc.edu

Computational Fluid Dynamics and Computational Structural Dynamics (CFD/CSD) method in the study of forced response and flutter of a turbomachinery row in the time domain.

Pradeep K. Behera, Ph. D., P.E., D.WRE, Associate Professor
pbehera@udc.edu

Urban Stormwater Management, Non-point Source Pollution, Water Resources Engineering, Erosion and Sediment Control, Sustainable Urban Water Systems, Environmental Systems, Spatio-Temporal Informatics.

Paul Cotae, Ph.D., Associate Professor
pcotae@udc.edu

Wireless mobile communication systems including B3G, CDMA/TDMA and 4G communication technologies, performance analysis, systems design, physical layer capability, the design of advanced communication algorithms, and recommendations for standards in B3G digital wireless communication systems.

Dong Hyun Jeong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
djeong@udc.edu

HCI, Visual Analytics, Visualization, Cloud Computing, Physical Computing

Junwhan Kim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor                                                                    junwhan.kim@udc.edu

Distributed Systems; Software and Hardware Transactional Memory; Fault Tolerance; Wireless Networking; Cross-layer Optimization

Samuel Lakeou, Ph.D., Professor                                                                                          slakeou@udc.edu

Solar Cell Efficiency, Laser Assisted Prototyping, Pulsed Laser Deposition of Thin Films, Data Acquisition System Design, Renewable Energy Power Systems, VLSI Design

Lily R. Liang, Ph.D., Associate Professor                                                                                   lliang@udc.edu

Research interests include but are not limited to: data mining, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition and digital image processing. In the past several years, she has been focusing on developing and applying algorithms in the biomedical field.

LaVonne Manning, M.S., Associate Professor                                                                   lmanning@udc.edu

Educational research involving robotics, including the use of robotics as a way to attract and retain students in computer science and to encourage the pursuit of graduate studies

James C. Shakir, Ph.D., Assistant Professor                                                                  james.shakir@udc.edu

Distributed Application, Cloud Distribution, Network Security

Devdas Shetty, Ph.D., Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
devdas.shetty@udc.edu

Mechatronics Design, Production Engineering and Design, Industrial Engineering and Design, Biomedical Research, Rehabilitation Suspension Systems,

Xueging Song, Ph.D., Assistant Professor 
xsong@udc.edu

Design and synthesis of derivatives of biologically potential organic and organometallic molecules aimed at enhancing their bioavailability and target selectivity; 2. Characterization of their structures using state-of-the-art spectroscopic, photo-physical, and electrochemical methods; Understanding of the relationship between the properties of the molecular components and their bioavailability, and then to use that knowledge to direct our synthetic efforts.

Lara Thompson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
lara.thompson@udc.edu

Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Postural Control, Balance Rehabilitation Devises/Aids, Prostheses Implants, Rehabilitation Robotics

Pawan Tyagi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
ptyagi@udc.edu

Molecular Spintronics, Solar Cells, Biomedical Sensors, Nanomaterials based devices

Briana L. Wellman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor                                                       briana.wellman@udc.edu

Multi-robots, Educational Robotics, Autonomous Systems

Byunggu Yu, Ph.D., Professor                                                                                                          byu@udc.edu

Novel techniques for managing and accessing continuously changing information in space-time continuum and already proven techniques for managing low- to high-dimensional data presented in many publications in leading scientific forums in Computer Science.

Ahmet Zeytinci, Ph.D. Professor
azeytinci@udc.edu

Numerical Methods in Structural Analysis, Vibrations, Plates and Shells, Foundation Design and Finite Element Analysis in Engineering Problems.

Yoa Yu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
yoa.yu@udc.edu

Public Transportation Planning

Nian Zhang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
nzhang@udc.edu

Neural networks, fuzzy logic and their applications in autonomous robot navigation, signal processing, security, energy and power grid, and related fields, and VLSI/FPGA design.

UDC Community College (UDC-CC)


Robyn Ellis, M.A., Director, College Readiness and Community Outreach              robyn.ellis@udc.edu

College Readiness, Community Outreach

Kimberly Ford, MPA., Dean, Workforce Development and Life Long Learning
kford@udc.edu

Workforce Development, Lifelong Learning

Yolanda Harris, M.Ed., Division Director, Business Department
yolanda.harris1@udc.edu                       

Business, Marketing, Business Education, Fashion

Marilyn Hamilton, M.Ed.  Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs
mhamilton@udc.edu

Effective practices related to training prospective teachers to use technology in the classroom, and the use of electronic portfolios in teacher preparation programs; 1. The effect of a single course, Technology for Teachers, on teacher candidates' use of technology in the classroom during and after student teaching.
2. What does the electronic portfolio tell us about the teacher candidate's capacity to impact student learning, and the belief that all students can learn?

Sandra Jowers-Barber, Ph.D., Director, Humanities Division                                          sjowers@uds.edu

Interpreting, documenting and chronicling the history of the African American Deaf Community

Administrative Units

Scott King, M.S., M.S.,
Associate Professor/Program Coordinator
scott.king@udc.edu

Student Development, Servant Leadership, Management Education, Hospitality Industry, Experiential Education, Study Abroad

Harold Obiakor, M.D. Adjunct Professor (Science/Math)
harold.obiakor@udc.edu

The control and eradication malaria parasites, Prevention of placental malaria, Infant Mortality

Beverly Bennett-Roberts, Ph.D. Adjunct Prof., ECLT Program Advisor            bbennettroberts@udc.edu

Early Childhood

Edith R. Westfall, D.Sc. Associate Dean, Workforce Development and Life Long Learning
ewestfall@udc.edu

Workforce Development, Lifelong Learning

Katherine S. Broderick, JD, Dean, David A. Clarke School of Law                                sbroderick@udc.edu

Legal Education, Poverty and Inequality, First Amendment, Pro Bono Legal Services, Legal Education, Poverty and Inequality, First Amendment, Pro Bono Legal Services

Nancy Carlson, Ph.D., Coordinator, Counseling Graduate Program
nancy.carlson@udc.edu

Gifted and Talented Education (advocacy for underrepresented populations), Differentiated Counseling needs in the Schools.

Serena Butler-Johnson, Psy.D., Director, Counseling and Student Development Center        sbutlerjohnson@udc.edu

Women’s Issues, Mental Health, Expressive Therapy, Psycho-Therapy, Suicide Prevention, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Working with diverse populations, Mind/Body Connections

Ayana Elliott, DPN, Health Services Director                                                               ayana.elloitt@udc.edu

HIV/AIDS, Health Issues

Sislena Ledbetter, Ph.D., Director, Counseling/Student Development                          sledbetter@udc.edu

Leadership, Diversity, HIV/AIDS, Domestic4 Violence, Behavioral Health