New Assignments for Two African American Scholars

Tony Gaskew was promoted to full professor of criminal justice at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford. He joined the faculty at the university in 2006 and was promoted to associate professor and granted tenure in 2011. Dr. Gaskew is the director of the university’s criminal justice program and is the founding director of the prison education program.

Dr. Gaskew is the author of Rethinking Prison Reentry: Transforming Humiliation Into Humility (Lexington Books, 2016). Professor Gaskew is a graduate of Barry University in Miami Shor, Florida. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University.

K. Matthew Dames was appointed Boston University Librarian, effective July 1. Since 2016, Dr. Dames has been associate university librarian for scholarly resources and services at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Earlier, he served as interim dean of libraries and University Librarian at Syracuse University in New York.

Dr. Dames is a graduate of Baruch College of the City University of New York. He holds a master of library and information science degree and a Ph.D. in information sciences from Syracuse University and a juris doctorate from Northeastern University in Boston.


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