Dr. John McFadden - AAPP DirectorJohn McFadden, Ph.D., AAPP Director and the Benjamin E. Mays Distinguished Professor Emeritus, is the first African American scholar in the history of the University of South Carolina to be named to an endowed chair. He has authored in excess of 160 professional publications and has made over 250 research and scholarly presentations throughout the world. Dr. McFadden has held a number of administrative positions at USC, including Associate Dean of the College of Education and Senior Vice President for Intercultural Affairs and Professional Development.
Among his books are Transcultural Vignettes for Helping and Management Professionals, Challenges of Cultural and Racial Diversity to Counseling, Discipline and Classroom Management, Counseling-Parenting-Teaching, Counseling and Teaching: Identity versus Assimilation. His book, entitled Transcultural Counseling, entered a second edition. Dr. McFadden is an international authority on stylistic counseling and transcultural counseling.
Ms. Rhittie L. Gettone - AAPP Administrative Coordinator
Rhittie Gettone, Administrative Coordinator for the African American Professors Program (AAPP), plans, coordinates, and manages the delivery of services to doctoral students and faculty mentors associated with the African American Professors Program. Ms. Gettone also assists with the recruiting and interviewing of potential candidates for AAPP, represents AAPP at local and national conferences, manages and analyzes the budget, and provides administrative support for the Director of AAPP.
Ms. Gettone has twelve years of supervisory and management experience in industry, eight years experience as resource development director for a non-profit agency, and twelve years in higher education. Ms. Gettone received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of South Carolina.
As a volunteer and secretary for the South Carolina Alliance of Black School Educators (SCABSE), Ms. Gettone was the first recipient of the President's Award for service to SCABSE. Ms. Gettone was also a 1992 Leadership Columbia graduate and was recognized in 1997 with the establishment of a Rhittie Gettone "Leading by Example" scholarship for high school students at Communities In Schools, Columbia, Inc. In 2003, she was selected to receive the Outstanding Staff Award by the College of Education at the University of South Carolina.
Ms. Gettone can be reached at 803-777-5553, toll free #1-888-211-4531, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org