Ralph Turner, Ph.D., will serve as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Barbara Mosley, Ph.D., dean of the School of Allied Health; and Genniver Bell, Ph.D., dean of the College of Education.
“This is great news for us here at FAMU,” said Cynthia Hughes Harris, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. “With the hiring of these talented individuals, we are confident that these schools and colleges are governed by a competent leader that will work hard to ensure the continued success of our students.”
Each hire resulted from a search conducted by committees made up of faculty, staff and student representatives.
Turner has served as interim dean of the college and before that appointment, he had served as the associate dean of the college. Prior to serving in the college's administrative ranks, Turner was chair of the Department of Chemistry. Turner has been with the University since 1967.
Mosley has served as interim dean and is a former associate dean of the school. Formerly, she served as the director of Health Information Management. Mosley has been employed at FAMU for more than 25 years.
Bell was an associate professor of educational leadership at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, NC. She holds the B.A. degree in art from Oral Roberts University (1976), the M.A. in educational administration and policy studies (1982) and the Ed.D. in educational administration and supervision (1990) from Clark-Atlanta University.
Bell is a former K-12 classroom teacher and administrator and has held numerous positions in higher education administration and state government. Her scholarly work includes articles in referred journals and presentations at national conferences. Her research agenda focuses on leadership, equity and equality in school reform and policy, politics and advocacy.