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NCCU Names Haywood, Wilson to New Academic Posts

Dr. Chanta Haywood
Dr. Carlton Wilson

Chanta A. Haywood has been named associate vice chancellor for research and dean of graduate studies at North Carolina Central University. She comes to NCCU from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, Fla., where she has been dean of the School of Graduate Studies since 2003.

A 1990 graduate of FAMU, where she majored in English, Dr. Haywood earned a Master of Arts degree in American literature from the University of California, San Diego in 1994 and a Ph.D. in American literature from the same university in 1995. In addition to her administrative duties, she is a tenured associate professor at the Florida university. Earlier in her career, she was an assistant professor of African-American studies at Florida State University in Tallahassee.

Haywood, who starts work at NCCU on Jan. 18, will report to Hazell Reed, vice chancellor for graduate education and research. She said she is eager to embrace her new role. “NCCU is at a critical stage in its history,” she said, “one in which research and graduate education are essential for Eagles to soar to new heights. Chancellor Nelms has a clear vision for research and graduate education, and I am excited about the opportunity to work with him, Vice Chancellor Reed and the entire NCCU community to help advance and meet those goals.”

The university also announced that Carlton E. Wilson, chair of the NCCU History Department since 2004, has been named dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Wilson has been teaching at NCCU since 1980, initially as visiting lecturer and subsequently as assistant professor and as a tenured associate professor. He has also served as director of the General Education Curriculum since 2002, director of NCCU convocations and commencement ceremonies since 2005, and chair of the University Quality Enhancement Plan Advisory Council since 2009.

As dean of the College of Liberal Arts, he will oversee most humanities and fine arts programs at NCCU. The College includes the departments of Art, English and Mass Communication, History, Modern Foreign Languages, Music and Theatre.

Wilson earned his Bachelor of Arts in history from NCCU in 1978, a Master of Arts in British history from The Ohio State University in 1980 and his Ph.D. in modern British history from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1992. He taught at UNC-CH as a visiting lecturer in African and Afro-American studies from 1989 through 1993. Among the courses he has taught at NCCU are “The New Europeans: Immigration in 20th Century Europe,” “History of England Since 1688,” “European Intellectual History,” and “History of Afro-America.”


Published: Friday, January 14, 2011
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