Four Black Scholars Appointed to New Teaching Positions

kpotufeSamory Kpotufe is a new assistant professor of operations research and financial engineering at Princeton University in New Jersey. Since 2012, he has been an assistant research professor at the Toyota Technological Institute in Chicago. Prior to that appointment, D.r Kpotufe was a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany.

Dr. Kpotufe is a graduate of the University of Denver. He earned a Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego.

FiniganCarr picNadine Finigan-Carr was named a research assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland-Baltimore. She was a clinical research specialist at the university.

Dr. Finigan-Carr is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where she majored in psychology and African American studies. She holds a master’s degree in applied psychology from the University of Baltimore and a doctorate from the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

simmonkcKami Chavis Simmons was appointed director of the new criminal justice program at the Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Professor Simmons has been on the law school’s faculty since 2006.

Professor Simmons is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After graduation from Harvard Law School, Professor Simmons practiced law in Washington and later was an assistant United States Attorney.

charlotte_brathwaiteCharlotte Braithwaite is a new assistant professor of theater arts. She was a visiting professor of theater and dance at Amherst College in western Massachusetts.

Braithwaite is a graduate of the Amsterdam School for the Arts in the Netherlands. She earned a master of fine arts degree in directing from the Yale School of Drama.

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