New Assignments in Higher Education for Five Black Scholars

Sanyu Mojola was appointed professor of sociology at Princeton University. She was an associate professor of sociology at the University of Michigan. Earlier, Dr. Mojola taught for nine years at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is the author of Love, Money, and HIV: Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS (University of California Press, 2014).

Professor Mojola is a graduate of the University of Durham in England. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago.

Hillary A. Potter, an associate professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is taking on the added duties as the inaugural associate dean for inclusive practice in the College of Arts and Sciences at the university. She is the author of Intersectionality and Criminology: Disrupting and Revolutionizing Studies of Crime (Routledge, 2015) and Battle Cries: Black Women and Intimate Partner Abuse (New York University Press, 2008).

Dr. Potter holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Colorado. She also earned a master’s degree in criminal justice from John Jay College of the City University of New York.

Echol Nix Jr. was promoted to associate professor of philosophy and religion at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He joined the faculty at the university in January 2016 after teaching at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.

Dr. Nix is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta. He holds a master of divinity degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, a master’s degree in sacred theology and a Ph.D. from Boston University.

Tiffany A. Flowers was awarded tenure in the department of social sciences at Georgia State University Perimeter College. She joined the faculty at the educational institution in 2000.

Dr. Flowers received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in early childhood education from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She also earned a master’s degree in social foundations of education and a doctoral degree in the Language, Literacy, and Culture program at the University of Iowa.

Kimya Dennis was named Distinguished Professor at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She has been serving as an associate professor of sociology and criminal studies at the college. Dr. Dennis has taught at Salem College since 2010.

Professor Dennis is a graduate of the University of Richmond in Virginia. She holds a master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University.

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