Shaw University 150
President's Report


  • Tashni Dubroy, PhD, (Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics) published "Synthesis of and structure–property relationships in zinc complexes of bis-metaphenylene semiquinone biradical species" (coauthored by Sloop, Shultz, Shepler, Sullivan, Kampf and Boyle) in the Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry, doi: 10.1002/poc.1917.
  • David Izzo, PhD, (Department of Humanities) published "Thornton Wilder and Mysticism: an Exegesis of his Early Plays," in Luvah: Journal of the Creative Imagination. He also published "Teaching the Introduction to Literature Course," in Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice and "The Literary Life" in Sobriquet Magazine.
  • Wei Jin, PhD, (Department of Computer Information Sciences) published "CAL Programming Tutors That Guide Students in Solving Problems and Help Students Building Skills" (coauthored by Corbett) in the Proceedings of the 2011 International Computing Education Research, August, 2011, pp. 101-108. She also published "Effectiveness of Cognitive Apprenticeship Learning (CAL) and Cognitive Tutors (CT) for Problem Solving Using Fundamental Programming Concepts" (coauthored by) in the Proceedings of the 42nd ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, March, 2012, pp.305-310.
  • Luis J. Suau, PhD, (Department of Allied Health Professions) published "Determinants of Middle School Sport Participation: A Comparison of Different Models for School Sport Delivery," in International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing.
  • Flora Wadelington, MA, (Department of Humanities) published A History of African Americans in North Carolina (Historical Publications), coauthored by Crow and Escott. 


  • Désiré Baloubi, PhDDésiré Baloubi, PhD, (Chair, Department of Humanities) presented "Effective Teaching and Learning in the Information Age: Sharing My American Experience" at the American Cultural Center in Cotonou, Benin on July 15, 2011. In April 2012, he presented "Lecturing Less, Observing and Listening More: the Politics of Student Engagement in Language Classrooms" at the African Language Teachers Association (ALTA) International conference in Madison, WI.
  • Teri Burnette, MFA, (Department of Mass Communication) presented "Honey Boy" at the Hayti Heritage Film Festival in Durham, NC on February 10, 2012 and at the 11th Annual North Carolina Black Film Festival in Wilmington, NC on March 22-25, 2012.
  • Harish Chander, PhD, (Department of Humanities) presented "Exploration of the Self in Charles Lamb’s "Confessions of a Drunkard" and Thomas De Quincey’s – Confessions of an English Opium-Eater" at the Philological Association of the Carolinas Conference at Myrtle Beach in March 2012.
  • Bruce T. Grady, EdD, (Dean, School of Divinity) presented "Raising Kingdom Consciousness in Us and in our World" at the 2011 Multicultural Institute in Montreat, NC on November 8-11, 2011.
  • Kandace Harris, PhD, (Department of Mass Communication) served as panelist for the Use your SMI Voice! Social Media Engagement as an Academic and Empowerment Tool for Minority and First Generation Students seminar at the National Communication Association 97th Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA on November 16, 2011.
  • David Izzo, PhD, (Department of Humanities) presented a reading from his novel, A Change of Heart at the 15th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference at Imperial College in London, England on June 16-17 2012.
  • Wei Jin, PhD, (Department of Computer Information Sciences) presented "Towards Automatic Hint Generation for a Data-Driven Novice Programming Tutor" at the 17th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, in San Diego, CA on August 21-24 2011. In June 2012, she presented "Program Representation for Automatic Hint Generation for a Data-Driven Novice Programming Tutor" at the 11th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems in Crete, Chania. 


  • Cheryl Kirk-Duggan, PhD, (School of Divinity) presented "Conquest and Liberation Personified: Rahab and Lady Gaga Meet the Press," at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA on November 19-22, 2011. She also presented "A Womanist/Feminist Voice: Charting Directions for Future Study in Joshua-Judges;" "Sex, Scandal, and Sexuality and the Crisis of Religious Leadership;” “Reading the Bible with Mary Ann Tolbert;" and "Special Topics Forum: Mentoring."
  • Kim Leathers, PhD, (Honors College) presented "The Warmth of Other Suns" at the American Business Women’s Association Women of the Year Banquet in Raleigh, NC in March 2012.
  • Bobbie Little, PhD Bobbie Little, PhD, (Department of Education) presented a workshop on "Strategies for Parents to Coach At-Risk Students" at the 1st Annual Women’s Conference at Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Lilesville, NC on November 5, 2011. In March 2012, she presented a workshop on "Reading Skills" for teachers at the Torchlight Charter School in Raleigh, NC with Professors Rachis, Reynolds and Wilson and in June 2012 she presented a workshop on "Building Self Esteem" for Camp DESTINY in Laurinburg, NC.
  • Rosalind Parrish, PhD, (Department of Education) presented "Chronic Sorrow in Families of Children with Special Needs" at the Leo Croghan Early Intervention Conference in Raleigh, NC on December 5, 2011.

Grants Awarded

North Carolina State University
NCSU Partners for Post-Secondary Success-Raleigh Colleges and Community Collaborative Campus (RCCC)
NC Dept. of Transportation
NCDOT Summer Internships
UNCF/Mellon Teaching and Learning Inst.
Using Social Networks to Enhance Writing Across the Curriculum
Xerox Education Foundation
ATS/Lilly Endowment Inc.: Theological Scholars Grant (TSG)
Commentary on 2 Peter and Jude in the New Covenant Commentary Series
Freshmen Bridge
National Institutes of Health (NIH) – EARDA
Faculty REAP(Research Extramural Associates Program)
United Negro College Fund Special Programs/National Library of Medicine Access Project Grant
Shaw University-Empowerment through Consumer Health Information (ECHI)
NC Department of Instruction
Supplemental Education Services Project (formerly Shaw U- HMCUC)
NC Department of Commerce/State Energy Office
NC Energy Grant