New Academic Roles for Seven Black Scholars

SS_Paul_ClementPaul C. Clement, a tenured associate professor of economics at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, was named chair of the department of social sciences. He is the first African American to chair the department.

Dr. Clement, a native of Grenada, holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in politics from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in politics from New School University in New York.

ratchfordJamal Ratchford is a new assistant professor of race, ethnicity, and migration studies and an assistant professor of history at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. His research focuses on the intersection of race, sports, and student activism in the 1950s and 1960s.

Dr. Ratchford is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he majored in African American studies. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

nicholas-ballNicholas Ball is a new assistant professor of chemistry at Pomona College in Claremont, California. He previously taught at Amherst College and was a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow in chemical engineering at the California Institute of Technology.

Dr. Ball is a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Dineo Khabele, Obstetrics and Gynecology, in lab at MCN by : Susan UrmyDineo Khabele, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and cancer biology at the medical school of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, has been named to the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. In this role, she will review and approve the fund’s research grants.

Dr. Khabele joined the Vanderbilt University faculty in 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a medical degree from Columbia University in New York City.

hillJames Hill has been promoted to associate professor of computer and information science and granted tenure at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. The university believes that Dr. Hill is among the three youngest African American scholars to be awarded tenure in computer science at a major research university. He is 33 years old.

Dr. Hill joined the faculty at IUPUI in 2009. When he earned his Ph.D. in computer science at Vanderbilt University, his research determined that he was the ninth youngest African American in the nation to earn a doctorate in the field.

JordannaMatlonJordanna Malton is a new assistant professor in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, France.

Dr. Malton is a graduate of Columbia University, where she majored in urban studies. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.

winnRobert Winn, a professor of medicine and associate vice president for community based practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been given the additional duties of director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center. He has served as interim director since 2013.

Dr. Winn is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan Medical School.


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