Five Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

David Jackson smDavid H. Jackson, professor of history at Florida A&M University, is taking on additional duties as associate provost for graduate education and dean of graduate studies at the university. Professor Jackson has been on the faculty at Florida A&M since 1997. Dr. Jackson is the author of five books including his latest work Booker T. Washington and the Struggle Against White Supremacy: The Southern Educational Tours, 1908-1912 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

Dr. Jackson holds bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in public administration from Florida A&M University. He earned a Ph.D. at the University of Memphis.

archibongBelinda Archibong is a new assistant professor of economics at Barnard College in New York City. She is teaching courses on the theoretical foundations of political economy and the logics and limits of economic justice.

Dr. Archibong completed her Ph.D. in sustainable development at Columbia University earlier this year. She also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Columbia University.

WallaceDerron O. Wallace was hired as an assistant professor of education and sociology at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Earlier this year he earned his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in England, where he was a Marshall Scholar. Dr. Wallace is a graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.

Christena Cleveland is a new associate professor at the Duke University Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. She also serves as the director of the Center for Reconciliation at the school. Dr. Cleveland was serving on the faculty at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is the author of Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart (Intervarsity Press, 2013)

Dr. Cleveland is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. She earned a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Zella Palmer was named chair of the Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture at Dillard University in New Orleans. She has served as director of the program since 2014. In this post she will direct the university’s culinary studies program.

Palmer is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, where she majored in bilingual/bicultural education. She holds a master’s degree in museum studies from the University of Toronto.


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