Assistant Dean of Residential Colleges and Faculty Head
Rosevelt Noble (he, him, his) serves as the assistant dean of Residential Colleges, director of the Black Cultural Center, and faculty head of Stambaugh House. He is a scholar of the American criminal justice system with research focused on racial disparities in incarceration and capital punishment. The current courses that he teaches at Vanderbilt focus on issues of mass incarceration (SOC3624) and racially biased policing (AADS 4852). He is a strong advocate for social justice as indicated by his engagements as an executive board member for the Tennessee chapter of the ACLU, the Nashville Community Bail Fund, and the Tennessee Innocence Project. Assistant Dean Noble initially came to Nashville in 1994 on an athletic scholarship as a member of the Vanderbilt Football Team. Including his time as an undergraduate and graduate student, he has served Vanderbilt in various capacities for the past 28 years.