A L U M N I
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
Tomarra Adams with
the late former A&S
Dean Blaine Hudson.
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