Three African Americans in New Teaching Positions

brownLois Brown, a professor of American studies and a professor of English at Wesleyan University, the highly rated liberal arts college in Middletown, Connecticut, has been awarded tenure. She joined the faculty at Wesleyan earlier in this academic year. Previously, she was the Elizabeth Small Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She first joined the faculty at Mount Holyoke in 1998.

Professor Brown is a graduate of Duke University and holds a Ph.D. from Boston College.

reddingJeffrey Redding has joined the faculty at West Virginia University as director of choral activities. He was the director of choral activities at West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida. At West Virginia University, Dr. Redding will conduct the University Singers, the Women’s Chorale, and the West Virginia Community Choir in addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in choral conducting.

Dr. Redding is a graduate of Florida A&M University. He holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in choral conducting/music education from Florida State University.

lorettarossLoretta J. Ross was named activist-in-residence at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Ross is the co-founder of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective.

In her role as activist-in-residence, Ross will give public lectures and hold a series of workshops for students on the basic skills of organizing for social justice.


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