Two African American Scholars Assume New Teaching Posts

Lisa bowlegLisa Bowleg is a new associate professor of psychology at George Washington University in the nation’s capital. She was an associate professor of community health and prevention at Drexel University in Philadelphia where her research focused on HIV prevention.

Dr. Bowleg holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in social psychology from George Washington University.

William Jelani Cobb on Feb. 13, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)William Jelani Cobb was named associate professor of history and director of the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Connecticut. He previously served on the faculty at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Dr. Cobb is the author of several books including The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress (Walker & Co., 2010) and To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip-Hop Aesthetic (New York University Press, 2007).

Dr. Cobb is a graduate of Howard University and earned a Ph.D. in history from Rutgers University.


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  1. Dr. Carlos Minor says:

    You go Dr. Cobb. I have watched that brother make moves, from Spelman to Rutgers to Uconn. Hope he is getting paid!!

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