Appointments

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 Frederick 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.

Two African American Scholars in New Faculty Roles at Duke University

Two African American Scholars in New Faculty Roles at Duke University

Linda Burton, the James B. Duke Professor of Sociology, is the the new director for the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy in the Sanford School of Public Policy and Jarvis C. McInnis is a new assistant professor of English.

Ladee Hubbard to Receive the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

Ladee Hubbard to Receive the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

Ladee Hubbard, who teaches in the Africana studies program at Tulane University in New Orleans, is being honored for her debut novel The Talented Ribkins, the story of an African American family whose members have unique superpowers.

Two African American Men Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Two African American Men Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Luke Givens is the new director of multicultural affairs at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and Dan Bunch was appointed special assistant to the vice president for student affairs at Boston College.

Three African American Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Three African American Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Taking on new assignments in higher education are Mavis Sanders at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Keith Jenkins at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Nicole Hodges Persley at the University of Kansas.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six African Americans

Appointed to new posts are Eddie Ellis at Allen University, Gena Jones at New Mexico State University, Dana Patterson at Western Carolina University, Sam D. Burston at Clark Atlanta University, Milton Overton at Kennesaw State University, and Brittany Davis-Green at Mississippi Valley State University.

Washington State University Scholar to Be Awarded the Bullitt Environmental Prize

Washington State University Scholar to Be Awarded the Bullitt Environmental Prize

Cornelius Adewale, a doctoral student in the School of the Environment at Washington State University, is working on improving the environmental impact of agriculture. He hopes to develop methods to reduce chemical fertilizers but produce more food.

Two Black Scholars Join the Faculty at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Two Black Scholars Join the Faculty at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Rena Robinson was named an associate professor of chemistry and David H. Ikard was named a professor of African American and diaspora studies.

George Mason Honors Civil Rights Icon Roger Wilkins

George Mason Honors Civil Rights Icon Roger Wilkins

George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, recently named its North Plaza in honor of Roger Wilkins, a civil rights leader, journalist, and a former long-time faculty member at the university. Wilkins died this past March.

Chemical Engineer at Arizona State Honored as Educator of the Year

Chemical Engineer at Arizona State Honored as Educator of the Year

Jean Andino, an associate professor of chemical engineering at Arizona State University, received the Educator of the Year Award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.

Five African Americans Faculty Appointed to New Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Faculty Appointed to New Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Sherilynn Black at Duke University, Aaron A. Bellow Jr. at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Daphne A. Bascom at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Rhoda Williams at Vanderbilt University and Rashida Atkins at Rutgers University-Camden.

Colson Whitehead Honored Once Again for His Novel The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead Honored Once Again for His Novel The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead won the 2017 Hurston/Wright Award for fiction presented by the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation. The novel has previously won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction, and the Carnegie Medal of Excellence.

Two New Deans at Texas Southern University in Houston

Two New Deans at Texas Southern University in Houston

At Texas Southern University in Houston, Maurice Odine was appointed dean of the School of Education and Dianne Jemison-Pollard was named dean of the Honors College.

The First African American Woman Athletic Director at a Power 5 Conference University

The First African American Woman Athletic Director at a Power 5 Conference University

The University of Virginia has named Carla Williams as director of athletics. She is the first African American woman to be named an athletics director at a Power 5 conference that make up the nation’s leading football programs.

Five African Americans Taking on New Faculty Roles in Academia

Five African Americans Taking on New Faculty Roles in Academia

Taking on new assignments are Gilbert Cornelius at St. Thomas University in Minnesota, Del Wright Jr. at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Sheri Williams at American University in Washington, D.C., Brian Boyd at the University of Kansas, and Joe M. Brown at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Council of Social Work Education Honors June Gary Hopps for Lifetime Achievement

Council of Social Work Education Honors June Gary Hopps for Lifetime Achievement

June Gary Hopps is the Thomas M. “Jim” Parham Professor of Family and Children Studies in the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia. Earlier she was dean of the Boston College School of Social Work.

Eight Black Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Eight Black Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts 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.

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Faculty Posts

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Faculty Posts

Here is this week’s roundup of Black scholars who have been hired or assigned new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Distinguished Honors for Three African American Faculty Members

Distinguished Honors for Three African American Faculty Members

Professor Charles Ogletree is having an endowed chair named in his honor at Harvard Law School. Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Florida State University was honored for lifetime achievement in dance and Trudier Harris of the University of Alabama has honored for being the first tenured Black faculty member at the College of William and Mary.

A Quartet of African Americans Assuming New Administrative Posts at Universities

A Quartet of African Americans Assuming New Administrative Posts at Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Sheryl Haydel at Dillard University in New Orleans, Renarde D. Earl at North Carolina Central University in Durham, Jermaine Wright at the City University of New York, and Allia L. Carter at Virginia Union University in Richmond.

Two Black Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Research Universities

Two Black Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Research Universities

Reginald Tucker-Seeley will be the inaugural holder of the Edward L. Schneider Chair in Gerontology at the University of Southern California and Keith A. Wailoo was named the Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University.

Voorhees College Appoints Three African Americans to Executive Posts

Voorhees College Appoints Three African Americans to Executive Posts

Herman Mason Jr. was named director of library services. Wilhelmenia Lee was appointed director of sponsored programs and LaSandra Robinson is the new director of admissions at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina.

New Assignments for Nine Black Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Assignments for Nine Black Faculty Members in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of Black scholars who have been hired or assigned new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Four Black Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

Four Black Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

The honorees are Barbara Krauthamer of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Chinyere Oparah of Mills College in Oakland, California, Livingston Alexander of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, and Anthony K. Wutoh of Howard University.

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at U.S. Universities

Seven African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at U.S. Universities

The appointees are Kimberly Weatherly at the College of William and Mary, Walter P. Parrish III at the University of Chicago, Emil L. Cunningham at Penn State, Althea Counts at the University of South Carolina, Damien M. Williams at Fayetteville State, Patrice Dickerson at Virginia Tech, and Diedrick Graham at the University of Kansas.

Eight Black Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Assignments

Eight Black Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Assignments

Here is this week’s roundup of Black scholars who have been hired or assigned new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Honors and Awards for Five African Americans With Ties to Academia

Honors and Awards for Five African Americans With Ties to Academia

Those presented with awards or who received honors are Torina D. Lewis of Clark Atlanta University, Hank Aaron at the University of Notre Dame, Charles Ogletree of Harvard Law School, Thomas J. Freeman of Texas Southern University, and Wilma Harper Horne at Hampton University.

Six African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Six African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Teshia Roby at California State University, Fullerton, Lisa Wilson at Clark Atlanta University, Dowell Taylor at Jackson State University, Michelle Bryan at the University of South Carolina, Tami B. Simmons at Johnson C. Smith University, and Mose Harris IV at Fayetteville State University.

Julian Randall Selected to Receive the 2017 Cave Canem Award in Poetry

Julian Randall Selected to Receive the 2017 Cave Canem Award in Poetry

Julian Randall, a second-year student in the master of fine arts creative writing program at the University of Mississippi, has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Prize from the Brooklyn, New York-based Cave Canem Foundation.

A Historical Marker at the University of Alabama Honors Autherine Lucy Foster

A Historical Marker at the University of Alabama Honors Autherine Lucy Foster

After a three-year legal battle, in 1956 Autherine Lucy Foster enrolled in a graduate program in education at the University of Alabama. Angry protests by White students ensured. Foster was suspended three days later “for her own safety” and she was later expelled.

University of Virginia School of Medicine Honors an Early Black Graduate

University of Virginia School of Medicine Honors an Early Black Graduate

Dr. Vivian Pinn was the only woman and the only African American in the 1967 graduating class. She later served for 20 years as director of the Office for Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health. Now, the medical research building at the University of Virginia has been renamed in her honor.

College of Business Administration at Alabama State University Named for Former Dean

College of Business Administration at Alabama State University Named for Former Dean

Alabama State University has named its College of Business Administration to honor Percy J. Vaughn Jr. Dr. Vaughn was recruited to establish the College of Business Administration in 1975. He served as dean for 35 years until his retirement in 2010.

New Black Faculty at the Arizona State University College of Law

New Black Faculty at the Arizona State University College of Law

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has announced that there are nine new faculty members on campus this fall. Three of the nine new hires are African Americans: Angela Banks, Don Gibson, and Joshua Sellers.

New Duties in the Academic World for Eight Black Faculty Members

New Duties in the Academic World for Eight Black Faculty Members

Here is this week’s roundup of Black scholars who have been hired or assigned new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Darlene Clark Hine Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the Southern Historical Association

Darlene Clark Hine Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the Southern Historical Association

The John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award is given out every five years. The award committee stated that “we cannot conceive of a more deserving candidate. Hine’s career has been deeply active, productive, and consequential.”