OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
NEW ORLEANS --The Division of Academic Affairs announces the appointment of Ms. Kemberley Washington to the Eben Hardie Jr., Finance Endowed Professorship and Mr. Cortheal Clark to the Rosamary Eminent Scholars Chair in Humanities and Fine Arts.
Kemberley Washington, CPA is an author, educator and personal finance news contributor. She has authored The Ten Commandments to a Financial Healing, Are you wearing the B.A.D.G.E.? Financial Planner, 21 Days of Powerful Breakthroughs, and a host of other books. Excerpts of her books are available on the YouVersion Bible App, and have received more than 160,000 downloads collectively.
A Dillard University faculty member since 2006, Washington teaches personal finance and business courses. During her tenure at Dillard University, she has authored proposals and received funding from the Louisiana Board of Regents that she utilized to help small business owners in the community. Prior to joining the faculty at Dillard University, Washington worked for the Internal Revenue Service as a Special Agent in its Criminal Investigation Division and a Revenue Agent for the Small Business and Self-Employed Division.
Washington often appears on many news outlets, including Fox 8 Morning News and WDSU News. She is frequently heard on iHeartRadio Stations, providing tips, “Kemcents,” to help individuals take control of their personal finances. Washington has contributed to US News & World Report, Fox Business, Yahoo Finance, The New Orleans Agenda, Jet Magazine, The New Orleans Tribune, Smart Asset, The Street, Bankrate.com, Upscale, Credit Karma, and Experian, among others.
Washington was a recipient of the 2015 First NBC Financial Millennial Award, Financial Service Professionals, Paul S. Mills Award, Dillard University’s Outstanding Teacher and Dean’s Awards, and the ING Summer Scholarship Award. Recently, she was named to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) National Financial Literacy Commission. She was selected as only one of thirty CPAs to attend the AICPA 3rd Annual Leadership Institute, and is featured on This Way to CPA, a website designed to promote the CPA license designation. Washington was also instrumental in revitalizing the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) New Orleans chapter after Hurricane Katrina, where she served as president.
Cortheal Clark, MFA, is Chair of the School of Humanities, Theatre Program Coordinator and Technical Director for Dillard University and its award winning Theatre Program. A native south Texas, he received his BA degree in Theatre from Prairie View A&M University and went on to earn an MFA in Technical Direction from the prestigious California Institute of the Arts (CalArts – the Walt Disney Conservatory).
Over the last two decades Clark has worked on more than 200 productions in theatre and film in many capacities from actor, carpenter, technical director, production/tour manager, scenic designer, sound and lighting designer and theatre consultant.
Clark has been sought after for his extensive knowledge of theater management and production and has given seminars at the National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts (NADSA), United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) and Kennedy Center American College Theater (KCACTF) conferences.
He spent time working in the La Courneuve area of Paris, France mounting and touring a production of Aint’ Misbehavin’. In addition, he has six feature films with a number of IDMB credits within production design. Moreover, he brings a wide range of professional experiences to Dillard’s productions. He’s traveled throughout the United States installing large-scale corporate scenery for Scenery West. He acted as production manager for Six Flags Theme Parks and has served as an audio/lighting engineer at events for BET, MTV, and Universal Studios Hollywood. Clark has also been a steward and stagehand for numerous live events under the jurisdiction of I.A.T.S.E. for artists Garth Brooks, Tina Turner, R.E.M. and Theatrical Tours.
The Eben Hardie Jr., Finance Endowed Professorship and the Rosamary Eminent Scholars Chair in Humanities and Fine Arts are partially funded by support from the Louisiana Board of Regents.