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  Brown, Ed.D., Ronald
Email: ronald.brown@shawu.edu
Phone: 919-719-1984

Ronald H. Brown, Ed.D., Exercise Science: Fitness and Wellness Program Coordinator
Dr. Brown possesses a diverse background in higher education - a capable teacher, an able scholar, and a student-centered visionary.  His experiences span large and small metropolitan and rural multicultural educational environments with traditional and non-traditional students. Dr. Brown received his BS degree in Physical Education from North Carolina Central University and both his Masters of Education in Physical Education and Doctorate of Education in Physical Education from Boston University. In his spare time, Dr. Brown enjoys the mountains, volunteering, mentoring, fishing, and traveling.

  K. Collins-SharpCollins-Sharp, Kanika
Email:  ksharp@shawu.edu 
Phone:
919-719-1082

Kanika Collins-Sharp, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
A native of Greenwood, Mississippi, Mrs. Collins Sharp earned a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Recreation from Tougaloo College and a Master of Science in Sports Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is working towards a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Sports Management with a concentration in Human Performance and Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Mrs. Collins-Sharp is a member of North American Society for Sport Management, Shape America (formerly the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, AAHPERD) and other social and faith-based organizations. She is married to Reggie Sharp and has two children, Sidney and Reginald, II. She is a sports enthusiast and enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends and plenty of other hobbies in her spare time.
Stephanie DavisDavis, Stephanie
Email: stephanie.davis@shawu.edu 
Phone: 919-546-8205

Stephanie Davis, Adjunct Professor
Stephanie Davis is from Prince George's County, Maryland. Ms. Davis is graduate of Shaw University where she received her bachelor's degree. She earned her master's degree from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. She is a very social person and has a passion for parks and recreation. She enjoys talking to people, helping people and being active. The greatest asset she offers is her ability to work with many personalities and groups of people. Ms. Davis realizes just how valuable that is when working in a public field environment, especially in a classroom setting. She feels there is no better way to honor the riches of her education and work history than sharing the important message of this trade.
Stephanie DavisKyman Au.D., Lena
Email: lena.kyman@shawu.edu
Phone: 919-546-8205

Lena Kyman, Au.D., Adjunct Professor
Dr. Lena Kyman is a clinical audiologist and an adjunct professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is originally from Arizona, and received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Language and Hearing sciences from the University of Arizona. She relocated to North Carolina, and received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving both the LEND grant and the Pediatric Training grant. Prior to starting at a private practice in Raleigh, she completed her internship at the Durham VA Medical Center. Dr. Kyman is passionate about global audiology, and has volunteered in Guatemala and Brazil on audiology missions. When not teaching or practicing in the clinic, she can often be found outdoors with her dog hiking, camping, or rock climbing. Dr. Kyman lives in Durham, NC.
Aaron LesaneLesane, Aaron
Email: alesane@shawu.edu
Phone: 919-546-8205

Aaron Lesane, Adjunct Professor
Aaron Lesane is from Elizabethtown, NC. Mr. Lesane is a proud alumnus of Shaw University where he earned my bachelor's degree in athletic training in 2012. He earned a master’s degree in Recreation Administration in 2016 from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. His motto is “If I grow, you grow” meaning that shared knowledge between the minds helps us grow.  Mr. Lesane is an adjunct professor for the Division of Health Human Sciences. He is also a teacher's assistant and assistant football coach at Athens Drive Magnet High School Center for Medical Sciences and Global Health Initiatives. He has coached softball at Saint Mary’s School since 2012, and in his free time enjoys fishing, shooting pool, bowling, riding four wheelers, grilling, reading and watching football.  ​
Tim MarriottMarriott, Timothy
Email: marriott@shawu.edu 
Phone: 919-546-8394

Timothy Marriott, Instructor of Recreation Management 
Tim Marriott is a sociology/recreation graduate of Fayetteville State University (1976). He earned a Master of Science degree in Physical Education from North Carolina Central University (1994) and 18 graduate hours in Recreation Resources Administration from North Carolina State University. He has over 25 years of teaching experience. He spent four years in the public school system and four years at St. Augustine University before joining the Shaw University family in 1997. Mr. Marriott takes pride in working with youth and young adults. He has serves the community in several capacities and is the founder and director of the Chavis Heights Summer Basketball League. He is a certified basketball official /referee.
Chris OutlawOutlaw, Chris
Email: coutlaw@shawu.edu
Phone: 919-546-8205

Chris Outlaw, Adjunct Professor
Chris Outlaw is an assistant athletic trainer at Shaw University. His responsibilities are to assist with administrative duties, as well as evaluation and treatment of injuries. Mr. Outlaw received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training in 2014 from North Carolina Central University and worked as a graduate assistant at NCCU. He earned his master’s degree in athletic administration in May 2016. Originally from Watertown, NY, Mr. Outlaw has lived in North Carolina for over 25 years. He currently resides in Raleigh with his fiancée Amy.
Joseph Palmer Palmer, Joseph
Email:  jpalmer@shawu.edu 
Phone: 919-546-8208

Joseph Palmer, Program Coordinator (Adapted Physical Education)/ Instructor of Adapted Physical Education: Kinesiotherapy 
Dr. Joseph Palmer has been dedicated to Shaw University since 1988. A graduate of Livingstone College, Dr. Palmer is committed to seeing historically black colleges and universities produce dynamic leaders. He is the program coordinator for the Adaptive Physical Education major with a concentration in Kinesiotherapy. On any given day, he can be found teaching, advising, and shaping the young minds he has committed his life to serving.  His study on The Effects of Massage Therapy on African Americans with Diabetes and his study on The Effects of Massage Therapy on African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus have received multiple publications and provided Dr. Palmer several occasions to present his findings within the health community. His recent graduation from the Trinity School of Natural Health as a Doctor of Naturopathy will further his desire to study holistic approaches to health and wellness in minority communities. He is married to Katie Givens, together they have four children, Shannon, James, Hamilton and Joseph, and ten grandchildren. Dr. Palmer is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.  He spends his spare time working out and practicing the martial arts; he is trained in Tae Kwon Do, Kuk Sool Won, and Krav Maga.
Kimberley Pettaway Willis, Ph.D.Pettaway Willis, Ph.D., Kimberly
Email:  kwillis@shawu.edu 
Phone: 919-546-8205

Kimberly Pettaway Willis, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor
Dr. Kimberly Pettaway Willis, is an adjunct professor, teaching Research and Seminar in Allied Health Professions. Dr. Willis received her undergraduate degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Exercise Sport Science, Master of Science in Sport Administration from Florida State University and Doctorate of Philosophy at Florida State University in Sports Management. Dr. Willis was honored and invited to attend the Oxford Roundtable in Oxford, England. She has taught Sports Marketing and Sports Law at the University of Washington Seattle and Sports Marketing and Media in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at the UAE Futbol Association. Dr. Willis is married to Ray Willis and is the mother of 9-year-old twins, Donovan and Mackenzie.

Vanessa RaynorRaynor, SLP.D., Vanessa
Email:  vraynor@shawu.edu 
Phone: 919-719-2284

Vanessa Raynor, SLP.D., DHHS Academic Division Head / Program Coordinator (Communications Sciences and Disorders) / Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders 
Dr. Vanessa Raynor received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 1999.  In 2001, she received her Masters of Education from North Carolina Central University in Communication Disorders. Her thesis project was on African American’s attitudes toward Trinidadian English Dialect.  Dr. Raynor completed her Doctorate of Speech-language Pathology in 2008 from Nova Southeastern University. In 2009, she published her dissertation entitled, "Training Caregivers in Feeding Geriatric Residents with Developmental Cognitive Deficits and Dysphagia". Her research interests include receptive and expressive language disorders in preschool aged children and the development of literacy skills in school-aged children in rural areas.
Bobby SandersSanders, Bobby
Email:  bsanders@shawu.edu  
Phone: 919-546-8278 

Bobby Sanders, Assistant Professor of Recreation Management
Bobby Sanders is an alumnus of Shaw University (1971). He earned his Master of Science in Physical Education at North Carolina Central University (1977). He has served Shaw University in several capacities over the years which includes advising, recruiting, and coaching. He currently teaches physical education courses and serves as the president of the Faculty Senate.
Vicki SpearsVicki Spears
Email:  vspears@shawu.edu 
Phone: 919-719-1995

Vicki Spears, Program Assistant
Vicki Spears is a veteran employee of Shaw University having served as the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies from 2005-2016. She was appointed to the Division of Health and Human Sciences in August 2016. Ms. Spears received her AAS in Office Systems Technology from Central Carolina Community College (2000), a BA in English (2011) and a MA in Curriculum and Instruction (2016) from Shaw University. Ms. Spears is an aspiring higher education professional who desires to fulfill her ancestry calling by serving in the field of Education. She's committed to faith, family and education.
Luis Suau, Ph.D.Suau, Ph.D., Luis J.
Email:  lsuau@shawu.edu 
Phone: 919-546-8316 

Luis J. Suau, Ph.D., Program Coordinator (Recreation Management)/Assistant Professor of Recreation Management
Dr. Luis J. Suau, received his bachelor’s degree in Biology and Environmental Sciences from The Inter-American University in San German, P.R., his master’s degree in the Department of Forest, Resources and Conservation at University of Florida and his Ph.D. in the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management at the University of Florida. His dissertation, “The Influence of Perception of Crime on Outdoor Physical Activity around Parks in Hispanic Communities,” focused on how fear of crime affects participation in physical activity. After graduation Dr. Suau served as a postdoctoral fellow at North Carolina State University. Currently, Dr. Suau works full-time at Shaw University as associate professor for the Division of health and Human Sciences. He has authored numerous publications on determinants of racial and ethnic disparities in physical activity, energy expenditure, obesity and recreational park use.
Anthoni WedderburnWedderburn, Anthoni
Email:  awedderburn@shawu.edu
Phone: 919-546-8205

Anthoni Wedderburn, M.S., ATC, LAT, Adjunct Professor
Anthoni Wedderburn is an adjunct professor in the Division of Health and Human Sciences. Mr. Wedderburn has experience working as certified athletic trainer on both the high school and collegiate levels. He earned a Master of Science in 2004 from Long Island University in Advanced Athletic Training and Sports Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in 2002 from Hunter College in Physical Education.
Opal WilliamsWilliams, Ed.D, Opal
Email:  owilliams@shawu.edu
Phone: 919-546-8205

Opal D Williams, Ed.D., Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Opal D. Williams possesses the Certificate of Clinical Competence, a nationally recognized professional credential in Speech-Language Pathology, from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Certified by ASHA and licensed by the Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology in the states of California, North Carolina, and South Carolina, Dr. Williams is a graduate of ASHA's Leadership Development Program (LDP).Dr. Williams earned her Bachelor's degree in Speech Language Pathology from NC A&T State University, and her Master of Education from NC Central University.  Most recently, she completed her Doctor of Education Nova Southeastern. She is an active member of multiple professional organizations. Dr. Williams is a life-long learner and mentor, whose overall goal is to provide ethical and effective clinical and/or consultative services to individuals with diverse needs and of diverse backgrounds.