Appointments

Former Nigerian Bank Leader to Join the Faculty at Tufts University

Former Nigerian Bank Leader to Join the Faculty at Tufts University

Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, will be joining the faculty of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University as Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy.

Three African American Women in New Administrative Posts

Three African American Women in New Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative roles are Carrolyn J. Bostick at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Marquita Chamblee at Wayne State University in Detroit, and Sharrika Adams at Virginia Tech.

University of Chicago Honors Its First African American Faculty Member

University of Chicago Honors Its First African American Faculty Member

Julian H. Lewis earned a Ph.D. in physiology and pathology at the University of Chicago in 1915 and then went on to medical school. He was hired as an instructor at the University of Chicago in 1917.

Three Black Scholars Among the Inaugural Chancellor Faculty Fellows at Vanderbilt University

Three Black Scholars Among the Inaugural Chancellor Faculty Fellows at Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, has announced a group of 15 faculty members who have been designated as the inaugural group of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. Three of the 15 faculty members are Black scholars.

Three Black Scholars in New Teaching Positions

Three Black Scholars in New Teaching Positions

Taking on new teaching roles are Horace Alexander Young at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design in New Mexico, Chandra Bhimull at Colby College in Maine, and Kal Alston at Syracuse University in New York.

Two Scholars of the Arts Honored With Awards

Two Scholars of the Arts Honored With Awards

Melanye White Dixon, an associate professor of dance at Ohio State University, and Kirsten Pai Buick, an associate professor in the College of Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico, win prestigious awards.

William Julius Wilson Named to the Kluge Chair at the Library of Congress

William Julius Wilson Named to the Kluge Chair at the Library of Congress

Over the next four months, Professor Wilson will conduct research at the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. Dr. Wilson is the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University.

Four African American Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Four African American Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Taking on new assignments are Marlon James at Macalester College in Minnesota, Lakami Baker at Auburn University in Alabama, April Baptiste at Colgate University in New York, and Sean Joe at Washington University in St. Louis.

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Jewel Washington at the University of Maryland, Aristide Collins Jr. at George Washington University, Mikah K. Thompson at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Taniecea Arceneaux Mallery at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, and Sidney H. Evans Jr. at Morgan State University.

University of Montana Scholar to Be Honored by the Caribbean Philosophical Association

University of Montana Scholar to Be Honored by the Caribbean Philosophical Association

Benedicte Boisseron is an associate professor of French and Francophone language and literature at the University of Montana. She studied at the University of Paris and then earned a Ph.D. in French literature at the University of Michigan.

The New Dean of Equity and Inclusion at Wesleyan University

The New Dean of Equity and Inclusion at Wesleyan University

Renee Johnson-Thornton joined the staff at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, in 1998 and has served in a number of administrative positions. She is a native of Jamaica and was raised in Brooklyn.

Duke University Professor Wins the Bollingen Prize for American Poetry

Duke University Professor Wins the Bollingen Prize for American Poetry

Nathaniel Mackey is the Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing at Duke University. The prize, which comes with a $150,000 cash award, is given out biennially by the Yale University Beineke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Two HBCUs Name New Police Chiefs

Two HBCUs Name New Police Chiefs

Valerie Dalton is the first woman to serve as associate vice president for public safety and police chief at Morehouse College in Atlanta and Douglas Stewart Jr. is the new chief of police at Alcorn State University in Mississippi.

New Faculty Appointments for Three Black Scholars

New Faculty Appointments for Three Black Scholars

Michael Carbin will be joining the electrical engineering faculty at MIT. Constance Iloh will joined the School of Education faculty at the University of California, Irvine, and Nana Amoah was promoted to associate professor of accounting at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Two African Americans Honored by Science Organizations

Two African Americans Honored by Science Organizations

Avery August, a professor at Cornell University, was honored by the American Association for Cell Biology and Rosie Phillips Bingham, vice president of student affairs at the University of Memphis, will be honored by the American Psychological Association.

Six African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are LaDaniel Gatling II at Elon University, Jameca Falconer at Logan University, Wilmore Webley at the University of Massachusetts, Benjamin Hughes at Haverford College, Becky Petitt at the University of California, San Diego, and Ameerah McBride at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Yusef Komunyakaa Awarded the Sidney Lanier Prize for Southern Literature

Yusef Komunyakaa Awarded the Sidney Lanier Prize for Southern Literature

Yusef Komunyakaa is the Global Distinguished Professor of English at New York University. He is being honored by the Center for Southern Studies at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.

University of Pennsylvania Professor Honored by the American Psychiatric Association

University of Pennsylvania Professor Honored by the American Psychiatric Association

Dorothy Roberts, the George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, has been selected to receive the 2015 Solomon Carter Fuller Award at the association’s annual meeting in Toronto this May.

Malcolm Butler to Lead the Association for Science Teacher Education

Malcolm Butler to Lead the Association for Science Teacher Education

Malcolm B. Butler is an associate professor of science education at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He will serve one year as president-elect and then become president of the association.

The New Dean of Students at the College of New Rochelle

The New Dean of Students at the College of New Rochelle

Tiffani Blake as been serving as special assistant to the president for mission and board relations at the College of New Rochelle in New York. She formerly served as director of student development at the college.

Honors and Awards Presented to Four African American Scholars

Honors and Awards Presented to Four African American Scholars

The honorees are Toni Morrison, professor emerita at Princeton, Paul Meacham, former president of the College of Southern Nevada, Adriel A. Hilton of Western Carolina University, and K. Paige Carmichael of the University of Georgia.

Seven African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Those appointed to new administrative positions are Yvette Gullatt, Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Sean Huddleston, Naisha Bradley, James Paine, Barry L. Wells, and Tonya R. Hines.

The New Chief of Staff to the Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh

The New Chief of Staff to the Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh

Kathy Humphrey was named senior vice chancellor for engagement and chief of staff for the chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh. For the past nine years, she has served as vice provost and dean of students at the university.

Alabama A&M Professor to Edit Special Issue of a Prestigious Journal

Alabama A&M Professor to Edit Special Issue of a Prestigious Journal

Matthew E. Edwards, a professor of physics at Alabama A&M University, has been chosen as as guest editor for a special issue of the American Journal of Materials Science.

Lovell Jones Named Associate Dean for Research at Prairie View A&M University

Lovell Jones Named Associate Dean for Research at Prairie View A&M University

Dr. Jones was a professor at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and a research professor in the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston.

Mahtem Shiferraw Wins the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets

Mahtem Shiferraw Wins the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets

The award is presented by the African Poetry Book Fund and Prairie Schooner, the literary magazine published by the University of Nebraska Press and the creative writing program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Melissa Harris-Perry to Lead the Pro Humanitate Institute at Wake Forest University

Melissa Harris-Perry to Lead the Pro Humanitate Institute at Wake Forest University

Professor Harris-Perry, who hosts a weekend news show on the MSNBC cable channel, joined the Wake Forest faculty in 2014 as the holder of the Presidential Endowed Chair in the department of politics and international affairs.

Four Black Academic Men Win Prestigious Honors

Four Black Academic Men Win Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Derek D. Bardell of Delgado Community College, Samuel Achilefu of Washington University in St. Louis, Claiborne D. Smith of Delaware State University, and William Franklin of California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Six African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Debra Bright at Montgomery College, Willie Bernard Jackson Jr. at Edward Waters College, Rosalyn Martin at UNC-Wilmington, Shelley Davis at Howard University, Dwight K. Hamilton at Smith College, and E. D’Wayne Robinson at Florida A&M University.

Yale Scholar Named to University's First Endowed Chair in Poetry

Yale Scholar Named to University’s First Endowed Chair in Poetry

Elizabeth Alexander, who was selected to write a poem and read it at President Obama’s inauguration in 2009, has been a member of the faculty at Yale since 2000.

Penn State Engineering Professor Named Editor of a Scholarly Journal

Penn State Engineering Professor Named Editor of a Scholarly Journal

Chinay Anumba, professor and chair of the department of architectural engineering at Pennsylvania State University, has been named editor of the journal Engineering, Construction, and Architectural Management.

Former Deputy Governor of Illinois Hired at the University of Chicago

Former Deputy Governor of Illinois Hired at the University of Chicago

Cristal Thomas was appointed vice president for community health engagement at the University of Chicago School of Medicine and special assistant to the vice president for civic engagement at the University of Chicago.

Four African Americans Named to New University Administrative Posts

Four African Americans Named to New University Administrative Posts

The appointees are W. Kent Guion at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Meredith Evans at Washington University, Tanya Barnes-Jones at Saint Augustine’s University and Lee A. McElroy Jr. at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

New Faculty Roles for Two African American Scholars

New Faculty Roles for Two African American Scholars

Keisa W. Mathis was named an assistant professor of integrative physiology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and Lisa Lewis, associate professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania was named a Penn Fellow.

Patricia Smith Wins a Biennial Award from the Library of Congress

Patricia Smith Wins a Biennial Award from the Library of Congress

Patricia Smith, an associate professor of English at the College of Staten Island in New York, is being honored for her collection of poetry that examines the Great Migration of African Americans from the South to northern cities.