The University of Louisville Alumni Magazine: for alumni, faculty, staff, students and anyone that is a UofL Cardinal fan.
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A L U M N I Local leaders Any successful organization knows that some of the best talent is grown and cultivated from within. UofL not only believes that to be true, but also actually puts it into practice. Tomarra Adams, 95A, 97GK, 04GK, is an assistant professor in the Department of Pan-African Studies, as well as assistant dean for the College of Arts and Sciences Center for Academic Advising and Student Services. Adams' mentor, the late Blaine Hudson, former A&S dean, helped her fnd her place as a UofL faculty member. "He was expanding the Pan African Studies program and gave me the opportunity and freedom to create new nontraditional courses," Adams said. "He was great at creating the space necessary to help you fnd out who you are and where you need to go. If I can do only half of what he did, I will have done tremendous things with my life." Louisville native L. Kevin Chapman, 06GA, grew up a diehard Cardinal fan. Now he is an associate professor in clinical L I F E psychology and the director of the Center for Mental Health Disparities. UofL's reputation for ground-breaking research is the reason he stayed close to the nest. "There wasn't a lot of research being done regarding anxiety disorders in racial and ethnic minorities and why certain groups react differently," Chapman said. "UofL created a center that not only conducted research, but looked for practical treatment options. I've had opportunities to leave, but I'm motivated by my work here and committed to UofL." Associate Professor L. Kevin Chapman Associate Professor Tomarra Adams with the late former A&S Dean Blaine Hudson. SUMMER UOFL MAGAZINE| 5 9