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Cynthia Villagomez biography: 10 things about Winston-Salem, North Carolina professor

Cynthia Jan Villagomez is a professor from North Carolina, United States. Here are 10 more things about her:

  1. She lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  2. Before moving to Winston-Salem, she lived in California, USA particularly in Los Angeles and San Diego.
  3. She earned her bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in San Diego.
  4. She earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of California–Los Angeles in Los Angeles.
  5. She identifies as white, according to voter registration records at the State Board of Election.
  6. In 2006, she joined Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem as an associate professor and program coordinator of history. As a professor, she is an expert in the Middle East in global perspective and promoting inter-cultural communication through knowledge of current affairs.
  7. On September 26, 2013, she presented a lecture on the relations between Syriac Christians and Muslims in the Early Islamic Period at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Greensboro, North Carolina.
  8. She, Tanya E. Walker-Bethea, Brenda A. Allen and Carolynn Berry co-wrote “Framing Clear Academic Pathways: The Curricular Coherency and Efficiency Project at Winston-Salem State University”, which was published in the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in 2021. In the same year, Winston-Salem State University was awarded a $500 mini-grant from the American Historical Association led by her while she was serving as the university’s history academic coordinator.
  9. On December 14, 2022, she and her student Leilla Hamoud, then 20, had an argument during her class at Winston-Salem State University. She asked the student to leave but the student refused so she allegedly called the police. The university claimed that it was another university employee who called the police.
  10. He was 61 years old when Hamoud was arrested on December 14, 2022 for misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

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  1. Professor Villagomez was also elected by her faculty colleagues to serve as Chair of her academic department. In that role, chairs work closely with students, parents, faculty, alumni and senior university administrators.


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