Appointments

CCNY's Gilda Barabino to Lead the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

CCNY’s Gilda Barabino to Lead the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

According to City College, Dr. Barabino is the first African American women to serve as a dean of engineering at an educational institution that is not a historically Black college or university.

Two African Scholars at U.S. Universities Named to Key Association Posts

Two African Scholars at U.S. Universities Named to Key Association Posts

Samuel Dagogo-Jack was named president of medicine and science for the American Diabetes Association and Moses Ikiugu was elected to a three-year term as the American delegate to the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Four African Americans in New Administrative Posts at U.S. Universities

Four African Americans in New Administrative Posts at U.S. Universities

The appointees are Celena Mondie-Milner at the University of Texas, Shana Lassiter at Columbia University, Greg Drane at Pennsylvania State University, and D. Jason DeSousa at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Texas Tech Honors a Black Student It Expelled in 1985

Texas Tech Honors a Black Student It Expelled in 1985

In 1985, Timothy Cole was expelled from the university after he had been accused of raping a White woman student. He was convicted a year later and sent to prison. Cole died in prison in 1999. In 2010, DNA evidence proved he did not commit the crime.

National Communication Association Names Award After Its Former President

National Communication Association Names Award After Its Former President

Orlando L. Taylor is vice president for strategic initiatives and research/director of the Institute for Social Innovation at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. He was the first African American president of the National Communication Association.

Hampton University Appoints Three Women to Chair Academic Departments

Hampton University Appoints Three Women to Chair Academic Departments

Lisa VanHoose was named chair of the department of physical therapy. Ebony Andrews was appointed chair of the department of pharmacy practice and Shonda Buchanan was named chair of the department of English and modern foreign languages.

News of Appointments, Promotions, and Retirements of Black Faculty

News of Appointments, Promotions, and Retirements of Black Faculty

Faculty members profiled here include Paul Potier of Prairie View A&M, Nnamdi Pole of Smith College, Maurice Smith of Harvard, Pamela Barber-Freeman of Prairie View A&M, John Dabiri of CalTech, Phillip Williams of Emory University, and Clarence Lusane of American University.

Notable Honors and Awards for Black Scholars

Notable Honors and Awards for Black Scholars

The honorees are Emanuel Collins of Florida State University, Souleymane Bachir Diagne of Columbia University, Bridal Pearson of the University of Baltimore, John Hudgins of Coppin State University, and Jamila Stockman of the University of California, San Diego.

Two African American Men Named to University Administrative Posts

Two African American Men Named to University Administrative Posts

Max Allen was named chief of staff for the president of Clemson University in South Carolina and Tony Moore was appointed vice president for technology administration at Xavier University of Louisiana.

University of Massachusetts Names New Dean for Its Honors College

University of Massachusetts Names New Dean for Its Honors College

Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina is currently the Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor of Biography and chair of the department of African and African American studies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Two Nigerian Writers Who Teach in the U.S. Win the Windham Campbell Prize

Two Nigerian Writers Who Teach in the U.S. Win the Windham Campbell Prize

Helon Habila is an associate professor of creative writing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Teju Cole is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College in New York.

Albany State University Announces Several New Appointments

Albany State University Announces Several New Appointments

Abiodun Ojemakinde was appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs. Chanta Haywood, Clifford Porter, and Cynthia Hoke were also appointed to new positions.

Rutgers University Renames Institute to Honor Clement Alexander Price

Rutgers University Renames Institute to Honor Clement Alexander Price

Dr. Price, who died last November at the age of 69, was the Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor and the founding director of the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience on the university’s Newark campus.

Two African Americans in New Administrative Posts at U.S. Universities

Two African Americans in New Administrative Posts at U.S. Universities

Vicki T. Sapp was appointed director of community and organizational development at the University of Rhode Island and Timothy V. Johnson was named director of the Tamiment Library at New York University.

Emory University's Natasha Trethewey Is Now a Columnist for The New York Times Magazine

Emory University’s Natasha Trethewey Is Now a Columnist for The New York Times Magazine

Professor Trethewey, who served two terms as Poet Laureate of the United States, will select a poem for publication each week and write a short introduction to the work.

Suzan-Lori Parks Wins the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History

Suzan-Lori Parks Wins the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History

Suzan-Lori Parks teaches creative writing at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She was honored for her play “Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3,” which was first staged at The Public Theater in New York last October.

Two Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Two Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Thomas Sayers Ellis is serving as the Sterling Brown Professor of English and Humanities at Howard University and Cheryl Jones-Walker was promoted to associate professor at Swarthmore College.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Two African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Two African Americans

Dorothy Stripling is the new interim chief financial officer at Fort Valley State University and Jennifer A. Scott is the new director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Three African American Women Scholars Honored With Awards

Three African American Women Scholars Honored With Awards

The honorees are Lissa Stapleton of the University of Southern Mississippi, Retha Hill of Arizona State University, and Karla FC Holloway of Duke University.

The New Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Texas San Antonio

The New Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Texas San Antonio

DeBrenna LaFa Agbenyiga, who has been at Michigan State University since 1999, was appointed dean of the Graduate School and vice provost at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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.