Archive for May, 2018

Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Director, Office of Experiential Learning

Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Director, Office of Experiential Learning

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology seeks a visionary, collaborative leader to serve as the Director of the Office of Experiential Learning.

United States Air Force Academy — Assistant Professor of Management

United States Air Force Academy — Assistant Professor of Management

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a teaching and mentoring record at the undergraduate college level and research interests in Marketing or Management disciplines.

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, ASU — Clinical Associate Professor, Applied Behavior Analysis (#12408)

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, ASU — Clinical Associate Professor, Applied Behavior Analysis (#12408)

The successful candidate will teach online courses and supervise students in a rigorous Master of Arts program in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Bentley University — Police Captain

Bentley University — Police Captain

The Police Captain is responsible for directing the day-to-day operations and the management of the Bentley University Police Department.

Ten Black Students Selected as Truman Scholars

Ten Black Students Selected as Truman Scholars

While the Truman Foundation does not provide data on the racial or ethnic make up of its Truman Scholars, after an analysis by JBHE, it appears that 10 of the 59 Truman Scholars this year are Black.

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Oberlin College to Name Its Main Library to Honor Mary Church Terrell

Oberlin College to Name Its Main Library to Honor Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Terrell, was born in in 1863, the daughter of former slaves. She graduated from Oberlin College in 1884 and went on to become an educator, author, civil rights leader, and feminist activist.

Princeton University Offers a Walking Tour of Its African American History

Princeton University Offers a Walking Tour of Its African American History

Princeton University in New Jersey is developing as series of campus walking tours entitled “Making Visible What Has Been Invisible.” The first of these walking tours is entitled “Stories of African American Life at Princeton.”

Butler University — Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

Butler University — Associate Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

The AVP/CDO provides campus leadership and ensures appropriate management of Title IX including education, outreach, response, support, and communication.

Black Students Turning Away From CalPoly San Luis Obispo

Black Students Turning Away From CalPoly San Luis Obispo

University officials now say that the publicity surrounding racist incidents this past spring has had a chilling effect on the number of Black students who want to attend the university. Only 0.4 percent of the nearly 55,000 applicants this year were African Americans.

Cornell University — Director of Financial Aid

Cornell University — Director of Financial Aid

The director will lead a team of 30 financial aid professionals and a comprehensive financial aid program that awards more than $265 million annually in support of the university’s need-blind admission policy and need-based financial aid policy.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs — Project Director, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Oswego County

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs — Project Director, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Oswego County

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (Research Foundation for SUNY) and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program located at the State University of New York at Oswego, invites applications for a 12 month, full-time Project Director, for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Oswego County.

Delaware State University Adds to Its Enrollment Management Team

Delaware State University Adds to Its Enrollment Management Team

The HBCU has announced the appointments of three individuals to its enrollment management team: Al Dorsett as director of financial aid, Toshia Williams as director of student accounts, and Kareem McLemore as executive director of admissions.

State University of New York at Oswego — Instructional Designer

State University of New York at Oswego — Instructional Designer

The Division of Extended Learning at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time Instructional Designer position.

State University of New York at Oswego — Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

State University of New York at Oswego — Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a one-year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor.

University of Arkansas System Cooperative Extension Service — Director of Information Technology

University of Arkansas System Cooperative Extension Service — Director of Information Technology

Plans, develops, and implements delivery of information technologies, systems, and services.

The Ohio State University — Geospatial Information Librarian

The Ohio State University — Geospatial Information Librarian

This librarian will be an expert in applying geospatial concepts and techniques to the research agendas of faculty and students, will enhance curricula, and support research innovation across the University relating to spatial, numerical and visual thinking.

University of Massachusetts Amherst — Assistant Director of Admissions (Multiple Positions)

University of Massachusetts Amherst — Assistant Director of Admissions (Multiple Positions)

The Assistant Director will help ensure the enrollment of a talented and diverse student population.

Frostburg State University — Vice President for Enrollment Management

Frostburg State University — Vice President for Enrollment Management

Overseeing the areas of Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar and the Academic Success Network, the Vice President for Enrollment Management will report to President Ronald Nowaczyk and serve as FSU’s senior enrollment officer.

Morris College in Sumter, South Carolina, Appoints Leroy Staggers as President

Morris College in Sumter, South Carolina, Appoints Leroy Staggers as President

Dr. Staggers has worked at Morris College for more than a quarter century. He has served as interim president since June 2017 and earlier was dean of the college. Dr. Staggers will be installed as the permanent president of Morris College on July 1.

New Report Examines Racial Disparities Among Those Who Have Completed College

New Report Examines Racial Disparities Among Those Who Have Completed College

There have been a great number of studies done on racial disparities in access to – and graduating from – college. But a new report from the Center for American Progress finds that there are large racial disparities that exist even among those who complete college.

Bowie State University in Maryland Names Its Next Provost

Bowie State University in Maryland Names Its Next Provost

DeBrenna LaFa Agbenyiga has been serving as vice provost, dean of the Graduate School, and as a professor of social work at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Earlier, Dr. Agbenyiga was a faculty member and administrator in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University.

Comparing the Unemployment Rates of Native-Born and Foreign-Born Blacks by Educational Level

Comparing the Unemployment Rates of Native-Born and Foreign-Born Blacks by Educational Level

Native-born Blacks with at least a bachelor’s degree had an unemployment rate of 3.1 percent in 2017. This was lower than the rate for foreign-born Blacks with a college degree, which stood at 5 percent.

Lawrence L. Rouse  Appointed President of Pitt Community College in Winterville, North Carolina

Lawrence L. Rouse Appointed President of Pitt Community College in Winterville, North Carolina

Since 2005, Dr. Rouse has served as president of James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville, North Carolina. Earlier, he was dean of students at Johnston Community College in Smithfield, North Carolina.

The Racial Gap in Access to Mathematics and Sciences Courses

The Racial Gap in Access to Mathematics and Sciences Courses

In the 2015-16 school year, Blacks made up 17 percent of all enrollments in the eighth grade. But Blacks were only 11 percent of all eighth graders enrolled in algebra and only 9 percent of those who passed algebra.

Two African American Women Full Professors Are Retiring From State Universities

Two African American Women Full Professors Are Retiring From State Universities

Ethel Hill Williams, the Reynolds Professor of public affairs and director of the School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Carolyn B. Brooks, professor of microbiology at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, are retiring.

New Roles for a Quartet of African American Scholars

New Roles for a Quartet of African American Scholars

Taking on new roles or assignments are Clay Gloster Jr. at North Carolina A&T State University, Baron Kelly at the University of Louisville, Kalenda Eaton at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, and Ronald Adrine at Cleveland State University in Ohio.

Tuskegee University Launches New Degree Program Focusing on Cybersecurity Engineering

Tuskegee University Launches New Degree Program Focusing on Cybersecurity Engineering

The university states that the cybersecurity engineering program will be the first of its kind at a historically Black educational institution. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that in 2016, there were more than 200,000 jobs in the cybersecurity field that were unfilled.

Notable Awards for Three African Americans

Notable Awards for Three African Americans

The honorees are Derron Wallace, an assistant professor at Brandeis University, Crystal A. George Mwangi, an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts, and Clyde Kennard, the first Black student to seek admission at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Tennessee State University Honors an Alumnus Who Saved Lives

Tennessee State University Honors an Alumnus Who Saved Lives

On April 22, James Shaw Jr. was at a Waffle House restaurant in Antioch, Tennessee, when a gunman opened fire. Four people were killed. Authorities said there would have probably been more casualties had Shaw not taken the shooter’s rifle and pushed him out the door.

Two Universities Announced the Appointment of African American Deans

Two Universities Announced the Appointment of African American Deans

Sandra Miles will be the next dean of students and vice provost for student affairs at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Camelia Moses Okpodu was appointed dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans.

Wilberforce University Students Tackle the Problem of Infant Mortality

Wilberforce University Students Tackle the Problem of Infant Mortality

Students at Wilberforce University established a website entitled Surviving Year One that features podcasts targeting young African Americans to promote awareness of the causes and ways to reduce the infant mortality rate in the Black community.

Augustana College — Data Science & Analytics Program: Chair

Augustana College — Data Science & Analytics Program: Chair

Augustana College invites applications for Chair of the newly created Data Science & Analytics Program beginning the 2019-2020 academic year.

The New School — Associate Vice President for Student Success

The New School — Associate Vice President for Student Success

This position works closely with all entities of the Student Success organization and other University areas to ensure best practices are utilized within Student Success.