Two African American Scholars Appointed to Named Professorships at Ivy League Universities

Mark Anthony Gooden was named the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Professor of Education Leadership and director of the Endeavor Leadership Initiative at Teachers College of Columbia University in New York, effective September 1. He currently serves as the Margie Gurley Seay Centennial Professor in Education and director of the Principalship Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

Professor Gooden is graduate of Albany State University in Georgia. He holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in policy and leadership from Ohio State University.

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey was appointed the 19th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She will join the faculty on January 1, 2018. Since 2003, Dr. Lavizzo-Mourey has been president and chief executive officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Earlier, she was the Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and director of the Institute on Aging at the University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Lavizzo-Mourey is a graduate of Stony Book University in New York and Harvard Medical School. She holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


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