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Vanderbilt Magazine: Beasley Named Dean of Ingram Commons

Search Launch Date: November 20, 2014
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From The Ingram Commons and Residential Life:  

  • Christina Bailey, assistant to the dean of The Ingram Commons;
  • Frank Dobson, director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center and faculty head of Gillette House;
  • Kevin Leander, associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning and faculty head of Memorial House;
  • Catherine McTamaney, senior lecturer and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Teaching and Learning and long-term VUceptor; and
  • Tina Smith, assistant dean of students and director of Intercultural Affairs.

Other faculty representatives:

  • Victor Anderson, Oberlin Theological School Professor of Ethics and Society and professor and director of the Program in African American and Diaspora Studies and Religious Studies;
  • Donald Brady, professor of medicine and immediate past chair of the Faculty Senate
  • John Braxton, professor of higher education, Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations;
  • Joshua Clinton, professor in the Department of Political Science and co-director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions;
  • Kathryn Plummer, professor of viola; and
  • Donna Webb, associate professor of biological sciences and associate professor of cancer biology.


  • Leslye Barth, senior, College of Arts and Science: economics;
  • Pranjal Gupta, junior, School of Engineering: chemical engineering;
  • Samuel Hoskins, junior, Peabody College of education and human development: human and organizational development;
  • Jacqueline Scott, junior, College of Arts and Science: American studies; and
  • Jackson Vaught, junior, College of Arts and Science: political science and human and organizational development.