Appointments

The New Dean of the College of Education at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

The New Dean of the College of Education at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis

Quincy A. Rose has been serving as department chair and associate professor of curriculum and instruction at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Reginald Rogers Named Educator of the Year by the National Society of Black Engineers

Reginald Rogers Named Educator of the Year by the National Society of Black Engineers

The Dr. Janice A. Lumpkin Educator of the Year Award from the National Society of Black Engineers is given annually to a collegiate faculty member who demonstrates commitment to advancing education in engineering, science or mathematics.

New Administrative Appointments for Four African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Appointments for Four African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Darrice Griffin at the University of Georgia, Charles L. Greene II at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, Antonio Marvin Boyle at Delaware State University, and Mark Caartwright at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Delaware State University Names a New Dean of Graduate, Adult, and Continuing Studies

Delaware State University Names a New Dean of Graduate, Adult, and Continuing Studies

Since 2016 Patrice Gilliam-Johnson has been serving as Secretary of Labor for the state of Delaware. Prior to her appointment as Secretary of Labor, Dr. Gilliam-Johnson served on the faculty of the psychology department at Wilmington University in Delaware.

Two African American Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Two African American Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Bertie Greer, an associate professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, was named associate dean for strategy and planning at the university. Stephanie Hendrith was named to the Ashland Inc. Endowed Professorship in Education at Murray State University in Kentucky.

Kwame Dawes Names a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets

Kwame Dawes Names a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets

Kwame Dawes is Chancellor’s Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He will serve as a judge for the Academy’s largest prizes for poets and act as an ambassador of poetry in the world at large.

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Southern Colleges and Universities

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Southern Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Glenda S. Lattimore at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Leandra Hayes-Burgess at Benedict College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Jermaine Whirl at Greenville Technical College in South Carolina.

Frank Anderson to Lead the Center for Racial Reconciliation at Union University in Tennessee

Frank Anderson to Lead the Center for Racial Reconciliation at Union University in Tennessee

In this role, Dr. Anderson will plan and host events related to a Christ-centered understanding of racial reconciliation and will work with university schools, departments, offices, and centers to promote racial reconciliation.

African American Scholar Wins National Book Award in Fiction

African American Scholar Wins National Book Award in Fiction

Jesmyn Ward is an associate professor of English at Tulane University. This is the second time she was won the National Book Award in fiction. In 2017, she was chosen as a MacArthur Fellow.

Two Black Scholars Taking on New University Faculty Roles

Two Black Scholars Taking on New University Faculty Roles

Dwight N. Hopkins was named the Alexander Campbell Professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School and Van B. Sapp was appointed dean of the School of Business, Management & Technology at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Three African American Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Three African American Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas an associate professor at Georgia Southern University, Stacy Hawkins, an associate professor at Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey, and Deborah Deas, the dean of the School of Medicine of the University of California, Riverside.

Three African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Three African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Constance Mallette was appointed vice chancellor for finance and administration at Winston-Salem State University. Rotimi Ariyo is the new director of student activities at Beacon College in Florida, and Harold Tate was appointed vice president for facilities and construction at Tuskegee University in Alabama.

The New Leader of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UAB

The New Leader of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UAB

Angela K. Lewis, professor of political science at the University of Alabama Birmingham, has been selected to serve as chair of the department of political science and public administration at the university.

Four African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Four African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Appointed to new administrative posts are Darrice Griffin at the University of Georgia, Timothy J. Dunn at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, Quentin R. Tyler at Michigan State University, and Sherryta Freeman at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Two African American Scholars Poised to Take on New Roles

Two African American Scholars Poised to Take on New Roles

Pamela Jackson, an associate professor and dean of the College of Business and Economics at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina was appointed interim provost. And Bryan Bryson will join the faculty at MIT as an assistant professor of biological engineering.

University of Cincinnati Names a Building After an Alumna and Civil Rights Pioneer

University of Cincinnati Names a Building After an Alumna and Civil Rights Pioneer

Civil rights leader Marian Spencer is being recognized by having a dormitory on the campus of the University of Cincinnati named in her honor. Ironically, when she was a student at the university in the 1940s, she was prohibited from campus housing due to her race.

Four African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Four African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Thomas Easley at Yale University, Tami B. Simmons at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, Bryan Samuel at Kansas State University, and Ann Penn at North Carolina Central University.

Two African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Major Universities

Two African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Major Universities

Natasha Brown is the new associate director for the Office of Master’s Programs at the Perelmen School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and David M. Fryson was named senior adviser to the president for diversity and community outreach at West Virginia University.

Valerie Jarrett Named a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School

Valerie Jarrett Named a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School

For eight years, Valerie Jarrett was a senior adviser to the President during the Obama administration. In her new role, she will participate in academic seminars, conferences, and student-led initiatives. Jarrett will continue to focus on issues of gender equality, criminal justice reform, health care, and civic engagement.

Lauret Savoy Honored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Lauret Savoy Honored by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Lauret Savoy, the David B. Truman Professor of Environmental Studies at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, won an award for excellence in environmental creative writing for her book Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape.

New Teaching Roles for Two African American Scholars

New Teaching Roles for Two African American Scholars

Christina M. Greer, of Fordham University, was named the 2018 McSilver Fellow in Residence at the School of Social Work of New York University and Moon Molson will be joining the faculty at Princeton University as an assistant professor of visual arts.

Two Black Students at Harvard Awarded International Rhodes Scholarships

Two Black Students at Harvard Awarded International Rhodes Scholarships

Two Black students at Harvard University have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships, allocated to their home country or region. Terrens Muradzikwa is an economics major from Zimbabwe and Mandela Patrick is a computer science major from Trinidad.

Two Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

Two Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

Jonathan Howard is a new assistant professor of English at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and Koffi Pierre Yao was hired as an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Delaware.

Notable Honors for Two African American Women in Academia

Notable Honors for Two African American Women in Academia

M. Shawn Copeland, a professor of theology at Boston College, was presented with the Marianist Award from the University of Dayton and Mary Jo Fayoyin, dean of library services at Savannah State University was honored by the American Library Association.

A Trio of African American Women Who Are Taking on New Higher Education Administrative Roles

A Trio of African American Women Who Are Taking on New Higher Education Administrative Roles

Taking on new administrative roles are Krystal Prime Banfield at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Brigette A. Bryant at the City University of New York, and Carol Burton at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Colby College President's House Named to Honor a Former Slave

Colby College President’s House Named to Honor a Former Slave

Samuel Osbourne, born into slavery in Virginia in 1833, came to Maine after the Civil War and served as a janitor at the college for 37 years. His daughter was the first African American woman to graduate from Colby College.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Four African Americans

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Four African Americans

The appointees are Shontay Delalue at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, Julius Korley at the University of Delaware, Kevin Marbury at the University of Oregon, and Tineke Battle at Pennsylvania State University.

Stretch of Interstate 85 in North Carolina Named to Honor John Hope Franklin

Stretch of Interstate 85 in North Carolina Named to Honor John Hope Franklin

Now, nearly nine years after the death of one of the most prolific and respected historians of the twentieth century, a section of Interstate 85 near Durham, North Carolina, has been designated the Dr. John H. Franklin Highway.

Four African American Women Taking on New Faculty Roles

Four African American Women Taking on New Faculty Roles

The four Black women appointed to new faculty positions are LaShanda Korley at the University of Delaware, Alison Curseen at Boston College, Sonya Clark at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Rizvana Bradley at Yale University.

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for a Trio of African Americans

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for a Trio of African Americans

Appointed to new administrative posts are Christina Presberry at Johns Hopkins University, Duane E. Wright at Kentucky State University and Chris Presley at the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management.

Two African Americans Scholars Receive Notable Honors

Two African Americans Scholars Receive Notable Honors

The honorees are Shelly Haley, professor of classics and professor of Africana studies at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and Eric A. Stewart, a professor in the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University.

Simmons College in Boston Names a College in Honor of Journalist and Alumna Gwen Ifill

Simmons College in Boston Names a College in Honor of Journalist and Alumna Gwen Ifill

Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts, announced that it will rename its College of Media, Arts and Humanities after Gwen Ifill, the noted journalist and Simmons College alumna who died in 2016.

A New Tribute to Educator and Civil Rights Icon Benjamin E. Mays

A New Tribute to Educator and Civil Rights Icon Benjamin E. Mays

Earlier this month a new statue of Benjamin E. Mays, the educator and civil rights leader was unveiled at the Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site near Epworth, South Carolina, near where Dr. Mays was born. Dr Mays was president of Morehouse College from 1940 to 1967.

School of Architecture and Planning at MIT Adds Three Black Faculty Members

School of Architecture and Planning at MIT Adds Three Black Faculty Members

The School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced the appointment of five new faculty members. Three of the new hires are African Americans: Jason Jackson, Erica James, and Danielle Woods.

New Duties for Five Black Administrators at Colleges and Universities

New Duties for Five Black Administrators at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Pamela Wimbush at Hampton University in Virginia, Eddie Gisemba at Oberlin College in Ohio, Ivory W. Lyles at the University of Nevada, Reno, Eunice Tarver at Tulsa Community College in Oklahoma, and Zillah M. Fluker of Miles College in Alabama.

Three African American Men From the Academic World Receive Distinguished Honors

Three African American Men From the Academic World Receive Distinguished Honors

The honorees are Wayne A.I. Frederick, president of Howard University, George C. Hill, professor emeritus at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Roderick L. Ireland, a Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University in Boston.