MEET THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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Dr. Kristie Roberts-Lewis

President

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Dr. Vanessa Greenslade

Vice President/President Elect 

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Charmaine Williams

Secretary

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Dr. Jarrett Landor

Treasurer

Dr. Kristie Roberts-Lewis is the Chair & Associate Professor of Public Administration at Southern University and A & M College where she teaches courses in Public Administration, Nonprofit Management and Research Methods. A native of Atlanta Georgia, Kristie received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Fort Valley State University, a Master of Public Administration Degree from Albany State University with a dual concentration in General and Human Resources Management, a Master of Divinity from Emory University-Candler School of Theology and a Ph.D. from Jackson State University in Public Policy & Administration. Kristie completed the prestigious Carnegie Mellon Foundation- Future Minority Studies Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Syracuse University and completed post- graduate studies at Beijing Union University in Beijing, China, Oxford University, Oxford England and a Fulbright Hays Fellowship in Ghana West Africa studying food insecurity. 

 

Kristie’s research interest is focused on social welfare and social equity issues publishing numerous articles and book chapters while sharing her research findings at national, regional and local conferences. Kristie was inducted into “Who’s Who among College Professors 2010.” “Who’s Who of America in 2002" and the National Association of Professional Women in 2013. Dr. Roberts-Lewis has received numerous awards for her service to the field of public administration and commitment to research, teaching and service including: The Department of Public Administration, Public Administration Student Association at Clark Atlanta University; Mentoring Award from the Center for Black Women’s Wellness, Inc., “Women in Excellence in Education Award” by the Honorable Hank Johnson of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Sy Murray Mentoring Award.  Finally, Kristie a dedicated social change agent actively participates in the following organizations: The Conference of Minority Public Administrators, The American Society of Public Administrators, the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, the American Association of University Women, the Fort Valley State University Alumni association and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Dr. Vanessa Greenslade is an Assistant Professor at Southern University and A&M College. She has taught in both the Public Administration and Public Policy departments since 2016. In 2014, Vanessa graduated with her PhD in Public Policy, with a concentration in Health Policy, from the Nelson Mandela School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Southern University and A&M College.   
 

Dr. Greenslade has two master’s degrees from Clark Atlanta University in Molecular Biology and Public Administration.  Additionally, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Clark Atlanta University in Biology.  Vanessa has taught classes at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta Technical College, Baton Rouge Community College, and Dillard University. In addition to teaching, she has worked as a data analyst and   grant writer in the non-profit sector over the past eight years. Vanessa’s research interest includes examining the effects of state health policies on local children’s health, examining the impact that federal and local COVID policies have on individuals who are asset limited, income constrained, employed (ALICE) or in poverty; and investigating environmental racism in historically neighborhoods and regions.

 

Charmaine Williams, a bodacious, innovative, transformative, altruistic, leader who is fearlessly committed to public service and the advancement of women and equality. Charmaine pursued her undergraduate studies at Northeast Louisiana University now known as the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  There, she earned two bachelor’s degrees, simultaneously, one in Sociology with a minor in Social Work and another in Natural Sciences (Chemistry) with a minor in Math.  Charmaine earned a Master Degree at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, in Public Administration degree and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Southern University and A& M College.  

 

Professionally, Ms. Williams has been employed at Southern University and A&M College for twenty-three years.  She serves as the Academic Program and Compliance Manager and Special Assistant to the Dean of the Nelson Mandela College.  Her responsibilities include providing academic programmatic support to all units in the college. The support she offers aids in strategic planning initiatives, organizational effectiveness, administrative coaching, reaffirmation efforts, project management, data analysis, college marketing, and fundraising. 

In her spare time, she loves to travel domestically and internationally.  She also enjoys cooking, crafting, watching Hallmark movies and spending quality time with family and friends.  A true servant at heart, Charmaine, readily makes selfless sacrifices.  She is the consummate team player who is committed to providing exceptional service in every aspect of her life.  She lives and operates by the adage, the eye is a far better pupil than the ear --people may hear what you say, but they believe what they see.   Charmaine’s commitment to excellence in service is exemplified through her unrelenting dedication to work and service.  Ms. Williams readily accepts arduous tasks that others would relegate.  She is a highly gifted, skilled and compassionate woman whose magnanimous spirit resonates in all her undertakings.  

Dr. Jarrett Landor is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Public Policy at Southern University and A&M College housed in the Nelson Mandela College of Government and Social Sciences. He serves as instructor on record for the following courses: Finance in Higher Education, HBCU Leadership, Applied Statistics, Basic Statistics, Research Methods, and Criminal Justice Statistics. His research background is in the following areas: Instructional Technology, Information Communication Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa, Distance Learning. He received in Ph.D. in Higher Education with double minors in Research and Instructional Technology from the University of Southern Mississippi.