Four African Americans in New Teaching Roles

Marcus-_AmosMarcus Amos is a new assistant professor of sports management at Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. He is currently completing work on his Ph.D. in sports management at the University of Tennessee.

Amos holds bachelor’s degrees from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina. He holds master’s degrees from South Carolina State University and Louisiana State University.

JolieBrownJolie Rocke Brown has joined the music faculty at Texas Southern University as a visiting professor. She is an accomplished vocalist who has appeared with opera companies around the world. She is the former executive director of the Hartford Conservatory in Connecticut.

Brown is a graduate of the University of Hartford and has done graduate study at Loyola College and the University of Connecticut.

hicksMary Ellen Hicks was named an assistant professor of Black studies and history at Amherst College in Massachusetts. Her research examines the maritime dimensions of the African diaspora, with an emphasis on the eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Brazil.

Dr. Hicks is a graduate of the University of Iowa and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

HartWilliam Hart was appointed to the Margaret W. Harmon Chair in Christian Theology and Culture at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was a professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Hart’s latest book is Afro-Eccentricity: Beyond the Standard Narrative of Black Religion (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

Dr. Hart is a graduate of the University of Arizona. He holds a master’s degree from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. from Princeton University in New Jersey.


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