Tapan Shah (MS) was
Sandra Perry (BA) was elected
Philosophy; and Sociology and Criminal Justice;
promoted to partner-principal
to the Executive Committee of
and 40 academic programs, nearly 70 faculty
at the public accounting and
the law firm Bose McKinney
members and 800 majors. He joined the faculty
consulting firm Crowe Horwath,
& Evans for a three-year term.
in the MSUM Philosophy Department in 2003
where he works in risk consulting
Perry, who joined the firm in
after teaching for two years at Humboldt State
2002, is a partner in the Labor
University and one year at Northern Illinois
services. He is based in the company’s Oak Brook, Ill., office and has been
and Employment Group.
with the firm for 18 years. Shah leads the financial
University. He was promoted to professor in 2012 and served as chair of the Philosophy Department
crimes risk system implementation practice where
he has helped several large financial institutions
Ashley Bugg Brown (BFA) played Herod in
implement large, complex anti-money laundering
the Theatre Memphis production of Jesus Christ
Sherrie Hopper (BA, MA ’03) is the chair of
the Social Studies Department at First Assembly
Jennifer Harrison (BSN, JD ’03) graduated
National History Day coordinator, Rho Kappa
Dr. Kenneth Ward (MS, PhD ’98), professor
from the Loewenberg School of Nursing in 1998
National Honor Society sponsor, and coordinated
and director of the Division of Social and
and from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
the first National History Bowl in West Tennessee.
Behavioral Sciences in the U of M’s School of
in 2003. In May she graduated from Temple
She assists in curriculum development and
Public Health, received the 2014 Willard R. Sparks
University’s James E. Beasley School of Law with a
research that has been presented at social
Eminent Faculty Award. His research applies
master’s of law in trial advocacy (LLM).
studies conferences in the U.S. and abroad.
during the 2012-2013 academic year.
Christian School, where she also serves as the
behavioral science to prevent and manage
Hopper is an Advanced Placement reader for the
chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer
Jeanie Rittenberry (BSEd) was named senior
College Board. She also serves on the College
vice president and director of marketing at
of Arts and Sciences Alumni Board and most
recently was named the Shelby County Historical
Commission’s Top Teacher of 2014 for her work
(BPS, JD ’01) is an associate
Kell Christie (MFA) directed the Theatre
attorney in the Bartlett office
Memphis production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
of Closetrack. She has more
commercial real estate closing,
Tony Silva (BM, MM ’03, DMA ’08, JD ’08)
the Memphis area. She teaches dual enrollment FACS and is an instructor in the Political Science Department.
was appointed to the board of directors of the Memphis Repertory Orchestra. He practices
Scott Lencke (BA) is operations manager at
immigration law at Donati Law.
Visible Music College.
Maj. Scott Delius (JD) was elected to serve on the
advancement of the FACS history program in government, AP government and history at
than 20 years of residential and title and legal experience.
with the U of M’s History Day program and the
board of governors of the
Dr. Randy Cagle (PhD) was
46,000-member State Bar of
named dean of the College of
Georgia. Delius is an Afghanistan
This Ain’t Chicago: Race, Class and Regional
Humanities and Social Sciences
veteran and serves in the
Identity in the Post-Soul South. She is an assistant
at Minnesota State University
professor of sociology at the U of M.
Georgia Army National Guard. In his civilian
Moorhead. He had been serving
life, he practices law at the Delius Law Firm in
as interim dean. Cagle will
Atlanta, serves on the Georgia Judicial Nominating
oversee a college that includes five departments:
Commission and volunteers for the Fulton County
Economics, Law and Politics; English; History,
Languages, Critical Race and Women’s Studies;
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Dr. Zandria Robinson (BA, MA ’05) authored
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