Carlton E. Wilson, Ph.D., serves as interim provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. Previously, Dr. Wilson served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Wilson has worked in a number of faculty and leadership roles over the course of his extensive and accomplished career in higher education. In addition to leading the College of Liberal Arts from 2010-2012, Dr. Wilson was chair of the Department of History for six years. He continues to serve as director of the general education curriculum for NCCU, a role he has held for more than 10 years.
Dr. Wilson’s numerous achievements include supervising the successful merger of two colleges to form the College of Arts and Sciences in 2012, establishing an advisory board for the college, directing the creation of the Department of Mass Communication, and increasing external funding for the College of Arts and Sciences. He also has been a visiting lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
An Eagle alumnus, Dr. Wilson started his tenure at NCCU as an adjunct faculty member more than 30 years ago. He has served in many leadership roles throughout the university, including membership on the Academic Affairs Strategic Plan Committee, the university Convocations and Commencement panel and the University Quality Enhancement Plan Advisory Council. He also has led various search committees for the institution.
Dr. Wilson is a member of the Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina Press, chair of the board of directors for the Museum of Durham History, and has served as a member of the executive council of the Southern Association of British Studies.
He has chaired the American Historical Association’s Committee on Minority Historians, as well taught, contributed to reviews and journals, and made scholarly presentations on a variety of subjects, from modern British history to the African diaspora.
As interim provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Wilson leads the Academic Planning Council while supporting and overseeing our academic enterprise. As an innovative and seasoned academic leader, he ensures that our diverse colleges and schools move forward and that our undergraduate, graduate and professional program offerings sustain their high quality and remain competitive, first-choice options for NCCU students.