Adjunct Professors Appointments

The Hierarchy of Professors  


Academic Career Levels


Professor (commonly abbreviated as Prof.) is an academic rank at universities and other post-secondary education and research institutions in most countries.  Literally, professor derives from Latin as a "person who professes". Professors are usually experts in their field and teachers of the highest rank. A professor is the highest academic title held here at our university.  Professors are accomplished,  recognized academics,  and usually considered experts in their areas of concentration in post-secondary education. A professor teaches upper-level undergraduate classes as well as graduate courses. They are also likely to be involved in leadership positions in their department and conduct ongoing research in their fields.

Competencies: Academic knowledge, research, ..

Education required: Master's degree, doctoral .     



                         The Hierarchy of Professors  Standard Academic Ranks


Academic Career Levels and Qualifications 

The basic qualifications and standards established to identify the degree and types of achievement expected in each rank varies among the University’s Schools and Colleges and the various programs within them. The general descriptions are as follows: : doctoral or professional degree or equivalent exhibits commitment to teaching and scholarly or professional work of high caliber. They ALSO participate in University affairs at the department level.


The title University Professor is given to distinguished and exceptional individuals who are internationally recognized experts in their field, have demonstrated excellence in more than one academic specialty, who are qualified to lecture and/or conduct research in a particular subject, and who are appointed specifically to teach in the University Professors Program.​



Dr. Lee Merritt Esq.


Dr. Jake Jacobs


Dr. Jonathan Robinson


Dr. Jordie Bostock


Dr. J. Alexander Martin


Dr. Durrell Babbs Sr.


Dr. William Benson


Dr. Devin Watkins


Dr. Jamisa McIvivor-Bennett


Dr. Krystal Caldwell M.D.


Dr. Terrance Ruffin


Dr. Brother Ben X


Dr. Mark Taylor


Dr.  Annett Stubbs


Dr. Vincent Berry II

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Dr. Justin Brooks

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Dr. Jerri Gold

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Dr. Shanta Stubbs-Simmons

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Dr. Chris Cole

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Dr. Chris Cole