Appointments

Karen E. Nelson Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Karen E. Nelson Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences does not publish data on the race or ethnicity of its members. But according to a JBHE analysis of the group of 84 new members, it appears that only one of the new members is Black.

The New Dean of the School of Divinity at Shaw University in North Carolina

The New Dean of the School of Divinity at Shaw University in North Carolina

Johnny Bernard Hill has been serving as an associate professor of philosophy and religion at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Earlier in his career Dr. Hill was an associate professor of theology at the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Academic Duties at Major Universities

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Academic Duties at Major Universities

Taking on new assignments are John Rickford at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Michelle Harding at Virginia Tech, Natoya Haskins at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and Robert T. Listenbee at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

New Administrative Duties for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

The Next Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University

The Next Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University

Dr. Jarrett has been serving as associate dean of the faculty in the humanities division at Boston University in Massachusetts. There, he has also been a professor of English and a professor of African American studies.

New Faculty Assignments for Five African American Scholars

New Faculty Assignments for Five African American Scholars

The five Black scholars in new faculty roles are Tomisha Brock at Clark Atlanta University, Lolita Buckner Inniss at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Myra Greene at Spelman College in Atlanta, Thomas Bynum at Cleveland State University, and Linda M. Burton at Duke University.

Dartmouth College Scholar Named Curator of African Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Dartmouth College Scholar Named Curator of African Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, the curator of African art at the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, is leaving his post to become the curator of African art at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Five African Americans Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Appointed to new administrative posts are Brenda Faye Green at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Carl Simien at the University of Florida, G. Christine Taylor at the University of Alabama, Kimberly Harrington at Livingstone College, and Stephan Moore at Louisiana State University Alexandria.

Two African American Women Named to Dean Posts at Historically Black Universities

Two African American Women Named to Dean Posts at Historically Black Universities

Rhonda Porter is the new interim dean of the College of Education at Albany State University in Georgia and Kathy Stitts was named interim dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, Business, and Education at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.

Members of the New Executive Team at Kentucky State University

Members of the New Executive Team at Kentucky State University

Christopher Brown II, the new president of historically Black Kentucky State University in Frankfort, has announced a series of new executive appointments for his leadership team.

New Administrative Duties for Four African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Four African Americans in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Karyn Scissum Gunn at California State University, Fullerton, Kenton W. Rainey at the University of Chicago, Damon L. Williams at Northwestern University in Illinois, and Charles Isbell at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Debbie Thomas Named Provost at Kentucky State University

Debbie Thomas Named Provost at Kentucky State University

Dr. Thomas has been serving as dean of academic affairs at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. The college enrolls about 3,500 students. African Americans are 36 percent of the student body.

Two Black Scholars Named to New Faculty Positions

Two Black Scholars Named to New Faculty Positions

Kalenda Eaton was appointed to an endowed chair at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, and Michael K. Addo was named director of the London Global Gateway Law Program of the Notre Dame Law School.

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Newly appointed to dean posts are Simone Cummings at Webster University in St. Louis, and Yolanda Pierce at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Notable Honors for Two African American Male Scholars

Notable Honors for Two African American Male Scholars

The honorees are William Darity Jr., the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies and Economics at Duke University, and Kenon Brown, an assistant professor of advertising and public relations at the University of Alabama.

Three African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Melissa Shivers at the University of Iowa, D. Paul Monteiro Jr. at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Dwight Hamilton at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Five African American Faculty Members Given New Assignments

Five African American Faculty Members Given New Assignments

The faculty members taking on new roles are Dineo Khabele at the University of Kansas Health System, Cullen Buie at MIT, Ingrid M. Nembhard at Yale University, Cherlon Ussery at Carleton College in Minnesota, and Kami Chavis at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

New College or University Administrative Appointments for Five African Americans

New College or University Administrative Appointments for Five African Americans

Appointed to new positions are Kathi Dantley Warren at Rice University in Houston, Andre Phillips at the University of Wisconsin, Cheryl Lynn Horsey at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Walter McCollum at Walden University, and Rene Davis at Brown University in Rhode Island.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Scholar to Direct World War I Tribute Band

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Scholar to Direct World War I Tribute Band

Dr. Isrea Butler will direct the ensemble which is a recreation of the 369th Regimental Band that was made up of 65 African American and Puerto Rican soldiers that performed in the United States and in Europe during the World War I period a century ago.

Bucknell University Honors its First African American Graduate

Bucknell University Honors its First African American Graduate

Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, recently unveiled a bust of Edward McKnight Brawley, who in 1875 became the first African American to graduate from the university. He went on to serve as president of what is now Selma University in Alabama. Brawley also was president of Morris College in Alabama.

Notable Honors for Two African American Scholars

Notable Honors for Two African American Scholars

Davene M. White of Howard University received the inaugural Director’s Award from the Office of Research on Women’s Health of the National Institutes of Health. Lester Spence, an associate professor of political science, received the Provost’s Prize for Faculty Excellence in Diversity from Johns Hopkins University.

Four African American Scholars Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

Four African American Scholars Taking on New Duties at Major Universities

Rachel L. Swarns will join the faculty at New York University. Jennifer Hamer, a professor at the University of Kansas, will serve as vice provost for diversity. Autumn Womack was hired to the faculty at Princeton and Ibram X. Kendi is joining the faculty at American University.

Two State Universities Appoint African Americans to Chief Diversity Officer Posts

Two State Universities Appoint African Americans to Chief Diversity Officer Posts

James L. Moore III was appointed interim vice provost for diversity and inclusion and interim chief diversity officer at Ohio State University and Emily Monago will be the inaugural chief diversity officer at the University of Wyoming.

Tommie Shelby Named a Harvard College Professor

Tommie Shelby Named a Harvard College Professor

Tommie Shelby, a professor of philosophy was named the Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and Philosophy. Professor Shelby joined the Harvard University faculty in 2000. Earlier, he taught at Ohio State University.

Verna Williams to Lead the University of Cincinnati College of Law

Verna Williams to Lead the University of Cincinnati College of Law

Professor Williams joined the faculty at the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2001. She is the Judge Joseph P. Kinneary Professor of Law and co-director of the Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice at the law school.

Bennett College in North Carolina Names a Building in Honor of Johnnetta Cole

Bennett College in North Carolina Names a Building in Honor of Johnnetta Cole

Johnnetta B. Cole, the former president of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, was recognized by having a dormitory named in her honor on the college’s campus. The Johnnetta Betch Cole Honors Hall will be reserved for students with at least a 3.0 grade point average.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six African Americans

The appointees are: Lisa M. Coleman at New York University, Constance Tucker at Oregon Health & Science University, Claude Poux at Dartmouth College, Charima Young at Penn State, Cliff Scott at the University of South Carolina, and Moses T. Alexander Greene at North Carolina State University.

Three African American Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

Three African American Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions

The appointees are Byron P. McCrae at Davidson College in North Carolina, Barbara Krauthamer at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Vernon Hurte at Iowa State University.

Emory University Scholar Honored for Exhibition on Black Civil War Soldiers

Emory University Scholar Honored for Exhibition on Black Civil War Soldiers

Pellom McDaniels III, curator of African American collections at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University in Atlanta, received the 2017 Primary Source Award for Research from the Center for Research Libraries.

Two African American Men Appointed to Named Professorships

Two African American Men Appointed to Named Professorships

Kevin L. Shropshire, and expert on the business of sports, has agreed to join the faculty at Arizona State University and Thomas Wilkins will be joining the faculty at the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

Orlando Patterson Honored With a Portrait at Harvard University

Orlando Patterson Honored With a Portrait at Harvard University

In 2002, Harvard University allocated money to the Portraiture Project after it was revealed that of the hundreds of official portraits hanging on the walls of campus buildings, almost none were women or members of minority groups. A new portrait of Orlando Patterson is the 17th commissioned in the series.

Five African Americans Appointed to New Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Appointed to New Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Levy Brown at Vance-Granville Community College, Shantell Hinton at Vanderbilt University, Frank Archer III at Fort Valley State University, Christopher Smith at Rice University, and Marcine Pickron-Davis at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The Higher Education of the New Acting Surgeon General of the United States

The Higher Education of the New Acting Surgeon General of the United States

In late April, Sylvia Trent-Adams became the acting Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Trent-Adams is a 1987 graduate of Hampton University in Virginia, where she majored in nursing. She went on to earn a master’s degree in nursing and health policy and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Five Black Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Five Black Women Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

They are: Reighan A. Gillam at the University of Southern California, Barbara D. Savage of the University of Pennsylvania, Todne Thomas at Harvard University, Sandra Crewe of Howard University, and Kyla Day Fletcher of Kalamazoo College.

Ohio State's James Moore III Honored by the American Educational Research Association

Ohio State’s James Moore III Honored by the American Educational Research Association

Dr. Moore has been selected to receive the Scholars of Color Mid-Career Contribution Award and the Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Lifetime Scholarship from AERA’s Multicultural/Multiethnic Education Special Interest Group.

New Administrative Posts for Five African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Five African Americans in Higher Education

Appointed to new positions are Patricia Pratt-Cook at St. Catherine University in Minnesota, Jasmin Spain at Pitt Community College in North Carolina, Amber Williams at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Martin Jarmond at Boston College, and Keyonda M. Smith at the Maryland University of Integrated Health.