Dr. Andrew Zekeri, Professor in the Department of Psychology and Sociology, has been added to the Journal of Rural Social Sciences Editorial Board of Associate Editors. Dr. Zekeri has written an article in the Psychological Report, Ammons Scientific, Ltd., titled Educational Attainment and Self-Rated Health Status Among Single Mothers In Rural Alabama

Dr. Lisa Bratton, Assistant Professor in the History and Political Science department completed her book titled, Green and Malinda Bratton: From Enslavement to Land Ownership in Historic Brattonsville.

Dr. Prakash Sharma, Professor/Department Head of  the Physics department and Dr. Sesha Srinivasan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, have been approved to file for a provisional patent within the United States for the Universal Tune-In Photocatalytic Reactor for Fuel Generation and Air Detoxication.

Dr. Loretta Burns, Professor and head of the English Department, is the project director for the $100,000 Humanities Initiatives grant. Dana Chandler, university archivist and Dr. Lisa Hill, Associate Professor and head of the Department of History and Political Science, are co-directors on this grant as well. The guiding principle of the Humanities Initiatives grant is to do a full scope of Booker T. Washington's regional, national, and global influence in four areas: education, politics and civil rights, business, and literature and the arts. It will include faculty-student research collaborations; curriculum enhancement; digital resource development; a public symposium; and initiation of an ongoing humanities institute.

Dr. Catherine Gayle, Associate Professor and head of the Social Work Department, written two articles that were accepted in the Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity by Sage Publications entitled, "Cultural Competence in Social Welfare Programs" and "Human Service Needs of Pacific Islanders"

The College of Arts and Sciences will like to congratulate three faculty members from the Department of English on the completion of editing a book titled, "Fears, Doubts and Joys of Not Belonging". The three faculty members are: Dr. Benjamin H. Fishkin, Assistant Professor, Dr. Adaku T. Ankumah, Associate Professor and Dr. Bill F. Ndi, Assistant Professor.