University of Maryland Adds Seven African-American Faculty

The University of Maryland at College Park has announced the hiring of 73 new faculty for the 2010-11 academic year. Among the 73 new hires are seven African Americans and 26 other persons of color.

Among the new hires is Stephen B. Thomas, who was recruited along with his team of faculty researchers from the University of Pittsburgh. Thomas will head the new Maryland Center for Health Equity on the College Park campus.