A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Terrence Blackman is the new dean of the School of Science, Health, and Technology at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. He had been serving as interim dean since October 2016. He joined the faculty at the college in 2015 as an associate professor and chair of the department of mathematics. Earlier, he taught at the University of Denver.

Dr. Blackman is a graduate of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York System. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Elaine M. O’Neal was appointed interim dean of the School of Law at North Carolina Central University in Durham. She has been serving as an elected judge on the North Carolina Superior Court.

Judge O’Neal holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a juris doctorate from North Carolina Central University.

Marshall F. Stevenson Jr. is the new dean of the School of Education, Social Sciences, and the Arts at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He is the former dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Delaware State University and the former dean of the Division of Social Sciences at Dillard University in New Orleans.

Dr. Stevenson is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. He earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan.

Larry Gladney, the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor for Faculty Excellence in the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, will be the next dean of diversity and faculty development for the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Yale University. He will begin his new job on January 1.

Dr. Gladney has taught at the University of Pennsylvania since 1985. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics at Northwestern University and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University.


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