Three Black Men Named to Prestigious Faculty Posts

Marcus C. Bruce was appointed to the Benjamin E. Mays Professorship at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He was a professor of religious studies at the college.

Professor Bruce is a 1977 graduate of Bates College and completed his graduate work at Yale University.

Gene A. Jarrett, chair of the English department at Boston University, was promoted to full professor. Professor Jarrett is the author of Representing the Race: A New Political History of African American Literature (NYU Press, 2011).

Professor Jarrett is a graduate of Princeton University. He earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in English at Brown University.

Stephon H.S. Alexander was named the Ernest Everett Just 1907 Professor at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. The chair honors Ernest Everett Just, the pioneering cellular biologist who was one of Dartmouth’s earlier Black graduates. Professor Alexander will assume his new post this summer.

Dr. Alexander has been serving as an associate professor of physics at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. He previously taught at Pennsylvania State University. An accomplished jazz saxophonist, Alexander is a native of Trinidad but was raised in The Bronx, New York. He is a graduate of Haverford College and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in physics from Brown University.


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