Two Black Male Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Squire J. Booker was named to the Eberly Distinguished Chair in Science at Pennsylvania State University. He is a professor of chemistry and of biochemistry and molecular biology at the university. He joined the faculty at Penn State in 1999.

Professor Booker is a graduate of Austin College in Texas, where he majored in chemistry. He holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Damascus Kafumbe was promoted to associate professor of music at Middlebury College in Vermont. He was also granted tenure. Dr. Kafumbe is an ethnomusicologist on sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author of the forthcoming book Tuning the Kingdom: Kawuugula Musical Performance, Politics, and Storytelling in Buganda (University of Rochester Press, 2018).

Dr. Kafumbe is a graduate of Makerere University in Uganda. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in musicology from Florida State University.


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