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Faculty and Staff Recognized

Faculty & Staff Recognized

photo of faculty and staffPromotion and Tenure: Back Row (from left to right): Dr. Scott Debb, Dr. Shaun Anderson, Kevin Jackson, Dr. Cynthia Nicholson and Austin Ashe

Front Row (from Left to right): Dr. Jillian Ardley, Dr. Sharon Alston, Marcia Neblett, Dr. DoVeanna Fulton, Dr. Isaac Osunmakinde, Dr. George Hsieh (Retiree) and Dr. Javaune Adams-Gaston

Promotion and Tenure not shown are: Dr. Bianca Jackson and Jennifer Malia

Retirees recognized (not pictured) were Shirley Brooks, Wilhemena Cornic, Dr. Larry Ferguson, Dr. Lydia Figueroa, Dr. George Hsieh, Dr. Ebenezer Kolajo, Annette Montgomery, Dr. Dennis Montgomery, Dr. Kyo Song, Dr. John Spurlin, Shirleigh Wood and Nathaniel Worley.

photo of dr aurelia williamsWomen We Admire named Dr. Aurelia Taylor Williams, Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs, Executive Director of the Cybersecurity Complex, and Professor of Computer Science, among The Top 50 Women Leaders of Virginia for 2023. WWA noted Dr. Williams’ ability to establish and expand collaborative relationships with national, state and local agencies as well as her role in growing and enhancing cybersecurity at the University in addition to preparing students for careers in the field. Women We Admire provides news and information on women leaders and seeks to inspire others to reach their full potential.

photo of Marcia NeblettMarcia Neblett, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, was selected to the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Malaysia for 2023. It is her third Fulbright award. The Fulbright, awarded by the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, provides U.S. Scholars a chance to lecture and research abroad. Neblett was a Fulbright Scholar in India in 2007 and 2014. She will lecture and research at the Malaysian Institute of Art, Kuala Lumpur, in contemporary drawing and printmaking this summer. Neblett, a recognized expert in her field of drawing and woodblock printmaking, she has a record of national and international exhibitions at museums and galleries.

Norfolk State University head women's basketball coach Larry Vickers was selected the HBCU National Coach of the Year by BOXTOROW. Vickers completed his eighth season at Norfolk State, guiding the Spartans to their second consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) regular season championship and the program's first women's conference tournament championship in more than 20 years. The team earned the conference's automatic qualifier as the No. 16 seed in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament and fell in the opening round to the University of South Carolina, the No. 1 seed. He was also named MEAC Coach of the Year and the MEAC Tournament's Outstanding Coach of the Year.

photo of dr viola vaughan edenDr. Viola Vaughan-Eden, professor and Ph.D. program director at the Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work, received the Outstanding Individual in Academia from the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) during their Social Work Day on the Hill event. Dr. Vaughan-Eden, who received her Master of Social Work from NSU and doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University, serves as President Emerita of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) and the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV) as well as Past-President of the National Organization of Forensic Social Work (NOFSW).