Assistant Provost for Technology

Dr. Trina L. Coleman

Dr. Trina L. Coleman

Hampton University


With a B.A. in Physics, M.S. in Condensed Matter Physics, and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Nuclear Physics, all from Hampton University, Dr. Coleman's professional credentials lean toward the academic side but, the hands-on IT experience that is required for developing rigorous research and teaching methods for problem-solving, data analysis and troubleshooting has played an integral part in the planning and rollout of several successful initiatives during her mostly administrative career.

As the former Executive Director for Technology at Howard University (2010-2013), the Director of Enterprise Systems (2007-2010), Manager of the eSystems Group (2003-2007), and lecturer in the Department of Physics & Astronomy (2012-2013), some highlights are: the design and launch of the University's iTunes U site, while concurrently team teaching and creating digital course content for General Physics; transitioning (including training) the Board of Trustees to a paperless meeting format with the use of iPads; the concept, design and development of the One Card and Identity Management platform; Technology Project Coordinator for the White House Conference on Helping America's Youth; planning and design of the Mobile Device Support Center.

Dr. Coleman's various roles at Howard encompassed a broad range of systems and services that supported the entire University. These included: Banner; DirX MetaHub for Identity Management; Active Directory and Exchange; Sharepoint; Backup Storage and Disaster Recovery; KRONOS Time and Attendance system; Helpdesk; On-line Work Request System; SiPass and AMAG access control systems; Odyssey and Micros systems for point-of-sale transactions; and drafting and revising the ISAS Policies and Procedures document. She has also served Howard in the positions of Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Physics sponsored by the Director of Central Intelligence (2002-2003), and adjunct Professor of Physics (2003-2006). Prior to joining the Howard team, she taught calculus-based physics at New Horizons Governor's School.

Dr. Coleman is married to Willie E. Coleman, Jr.


Data Conversion and Management Laboratory
Wallace Arnold
Educational Delivery Specialist
Johnathon Williams
Steven Richardson
Media Productions
Kevin Ricks
Barbara Tibbs
Web Services
Jason Portell

Administrative Staff

  • Gayla Powell, Secretary