Dr. Zaphon Wilson earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Appalachian State University in Political Science, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University.  He is currently Chair, Department of Public Administration and Associate Professor, at North Carolina Central University.

Prior to joining the faculty at North Carolina Central University, Dr. Wilson worked at Hampton University, Savannah State University and Saint Augustine’s University.  He has also served as Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, Social and Political Science at Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia.

He is actively engaged in civic and community work.  Dr. Wilson, for example, serves on the Board of Directors of Big Brother, Big Sister programs, Savannah Rape Crisis Center, and Clear Channel Radio Stations.

In 2015, Dr. Wilson received the Appalachian State University Face of Courage Award for his contributions during Appalachian State University’s early efforts to promote racial diversity.  He felt that these efforts were critical because for him, “It was not just because of a black question or black issues.  It was to expose all of the students to a diversity of faculty members, different backgrounds and different experiences to enrich the living and learning environment at Appalachian.”