Four Black Male Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Kemi Fuentes-George was promoted to associate professor of political science at Middlebury College in Vermont. He was also granted tenure. Dr. Fuentes-George, who joined the faculty at the college in 2011, is the author of Between Preservation and Exploitation: Transnational Advocacy Networks and Conservation in Developing Countries (MIT Press, 2016).

Dr. Fuentes-George is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University. He earned a Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Vokay Addoh was appointed to a tenure-track position in the department of health, exercise science, and recreation management at the University of Mississippi. He is a native of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Dr. Addoh recently received his Ph.D. at the University of Mississippi. His research focuses on promoting exercise as a way to reduce racial health disparities in Mississippi.

Richard Benson was promoted to associate professor of education at Spelman College in Atlanta. He was also granted tenure.

A native of Chicago, he earned a dual bachelor’s degree in sociology and political science from Saint Xavier University in Chicago. He holds a master’s degree in inner-city education studies from Northeastern Illinois University and a second master’s degree in instructional leadership and educational studies from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Dr. Benson earned a Ph.D. in educational policy studies specializing in the history of education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Andre R. Denham, an associate professor of instructional technology in the College of Education at the University of Alabama, has been elected president of the University of Alabama Black Faculty and Staff Association.

Dr. Denham joined the faculty at the University of Alabama in 2012. He is a graduate of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, where he majored in mathematics. He holds a Ph.D. in educational technology from Arizona State University.

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