Several Black Scholars Earn Promotions at Yale University

Yale University has announced the following promotions of black scholars:

Elizabeth Alexander was appointed professor of African-American studies. She was an adjunct associate professor in the department. The author of four books on poetry, her 2005 title, American Sublime, was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

Ruth E. Blake was promoted to associate professor of geology and geophysics. A graduate of Wayne State University, she holds a master’s degree in hydrogeology from the University of Texas and a Ph.D. in geochemistry from the University of Michigan.

Miriam E. Delphin was promoted to assistant professor and director of health services research and evaluation at Yale Medical School. She was an assistant clinical professor in the department of psychiatry. She is a graduate of Hofstra University and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in psychology from Purdue University.

Marsha Guess was appointed assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Yale Medical School. She was a clinical research training program scholar at the school. Guess is a medical doctor trained at UCLA.

Michael E. Veal was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of music with a joint appointment in the department of African-American studies. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Veal holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University.