CETL Fellows

Dr. Tibebe A. Assefa, College of Business 

Tibebe A. Assefa, PhD. is an Associate Professor of Finance. He has PhD in Business Administration concentration in Finance from the University of Texas – Pan American in 2012. Dr. Assefa joined Bowie State University on August 2016. Prior joining BSU Dr. Assefa worked as an assistant professor of finance at Kentucky State University. Currently he teaches:  Commercial Banking, Principal of Finance, Small Business Finance, and Personal Finance among other. His research interests are in International Finance, Financial and Economic Development, Behavioral Finance, and Financial Market and Institutions. He has published in several peer-reviewed journals such as: Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money; Journal of Economics and Finance; Energy Economics; Global Business and Finance Review; Journal of African Business; Review of Accounting and Finance; and Journal Financial and Economic Practice.

Dr. Kim Evelyn, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Kim Evelyn is an Assistant Professor of English in the Department of Language, Literature, and Cultural Studies teaching Caribbean literature, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, and composition. She has been recognized by the College of Arts & Sciences for her service to students. Her work has appeared in the Journal of West Indian Literature, The Caribbean Writer, Postcolonial Text, Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal, South Atlantic Review, and elsewhere, and is forthcoming in the collection, The Affects of Pedagogy in Literary Studies. Her research interests include: diaspora, nation, and migration; dub poetry; Creole/Patwah languages in literature; media, propaganda, and advertising; and collaborative, engaged pedagogy.

Dr. Emerald Fulmore, College of Education

Dr. Fulmore is a native of Lumberton, NC, earned her Doctor of Educational Leadership from Bowie State University on May 21, 2021, after successfully defending her dissertation entitled “A Seat at the Athletic Administration Leadership Table: Collective Narratives from African American Women Who Beat the Odds”. Dr. Fulmore also earned a Master of Business Administration from Morgan State University in 2009, and Bachelor of Science in Sports Management with a concentration in Business Administration from Winston-Salem State University in 2004. Dr. Fulmore is currently a Supervisory Assistant Career Manager with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Prior to joining FEMA, Dr. Fulmore served as the Associate Athletic Director of Compliance for Bowie State University Department of Athletics in addition to serving as Adjunct Faculty for the College of Teaching and Learning. Dr. Fulmore had over 16 years of athletic administrative experience and served on numerous University and NCAA committees. Dr. Fulmore is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.

Dr. Marianne Moore, College of Professional Studies

Dr. Marianne Moore has been a registered nurse since 1981 and a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) since 2004. Dr. Moore has taught both BSN and graduate students, and has experience in obstetric, cardiac, oncology, and pediatrics nursing. Dr. Moore received her Ph.D. in 2015 from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and has co-authored a book chapter on female reproductive assessment. Her research interests include expectations about birth and stress and resilience in nursing students. She has presented at local, regional, national and international conferences, and currently teaches obstetric nursing and women’s health at Bowie State University in Maryland. Dr. Moore was selected as a recipient of the State of Maryland

Dr. Supriyo Ray, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Supriyo Ray joined the Natural Sciences department at Bowie State University in the fall of 2019. He introduced High Impact Teaching (HIT) practices, CUREs in Genetic Engineering (BIOL 424) and Applied Biotechnology (BIOL 423) and introduced Problem Based Learning (PBL) in Biochemistry (CHEM 309). Dr. Ray was introduced to experiential learning by Dr. Ken Teter and Dr. Suren Tatulian at the University of Central Florida (UCF), Fl, where he worked with high school students and undergraduates. He was formally trained in HIT at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) while associated with the BUILD (NIH) grant geared towards increasing the representation of underrepresented groups in research. His lab studies transcriptomics in plants, engages in establishing novel drug targets and drug discovery for infectious diseases and finding solutions to sustainability through the use of green technology. Prior to joining Bowie State, Dr. Ray has also worked at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, CA, University of California San Diego, CA, and National Institute of Malaria Research, India. He holds a doctoral degree in Biomedical Sciences and a master’s degree in Microbiology & Molecular Biology from UCF, and a master’s degree in Biotechnology from India.  

Dr. Sheneese S. Thompson, College of Arts and Sciences, CETL Fellow for Adobe

Dr. Sheneese Thompson was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Through her participation in the Philadelphia Freedom Schools program, she was introduced to Africana Studies and decided to pursue the critical study of the African Diaspora’s cultural and intellectual contributions. She earned a B.A  in Afro-American Studies from Howard University, her M.A. in African American Studies from Boston University, and Ph.D. in African American and African Studies from The Ohio State University. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Language, Literature & Cultural Studies at Bowie State University and Course Coordinator for Africana Literatures. Her research areas of interest include Black Popular Culture, African American literature, Comparative Diaspora Studies, Afro-Atlantic Religion, and most notably Lucumi’s cultural impact in the United States.