Professor appointed senior faculty mentor

July 17, 2009

University Park, Pa. -- Grace Hampton, professor of art education and integrative arts and affiliate faculty member of the African and African American Studies Department, has been appointed to serve as senior faculty mentor. Hampton replaces James Stewart, who retired.

In her new role, Hampton will address a wide range of issues that impact the recruitment and retention of minority faculty. She will provide a variety of supportive services to tenure-track faculty members belonging to underrepresented racial/ethnic groups to facilitate attainment of tenure and promotion. In addition to being a mentor, Hampton will give individual consultations regarding progress toward tenure and promotion, including review of dossiers; vitae maintenance and development; and supplemental travel support to attend conferences.

Hampton will work directly with Terrell Jones, vice provost for educational equity, and Suzanne Adair, senior director of the Office of Graduate Educational Equity Programs.

Hampton has held a variety of positions at the University, including head of the African and African American Studies Department, executive assistant to the provost for development of the arts, chair of the Commission for the Advancement of the Arts and professor of art and art education and vice provost, director of the School of Visual Arts in the College of Arts and Architecture.

Her research interests include African and African American arts and culture, the role of the arts in community development, curriculum development in the arts and most recently, the role of West African colleges, universities and arts centers in the development of the contemporary visual arts in Africa.

  • Grace Hampton has been appointed to serve as senior faculty mentor.

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