Three African American Faculty Members Appointed to New Higher Education Posts

Stephanie Miles-Richardson has been elected president of the Council on Education for Public Health, an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs outside schools of public health. She is an associate professor of community health and preventive medicine, the associate dean of graduate education in public health, and director of the master of public health program at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. Her appointment makes her the first African-American president and the first to hail from a historically Black institution.

Dr. Miles-Richardson is a graduate of Grambling State University in Louisiana where she majored in biology. She holds a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Tuskegee University in Alabama and a Ph.D. in pathology and environmental toxicology from Michigan State University.

Jennifer Hamer has been appointed as the inaugural associate vice provost for faculty affairs-faculty development and as a faculty member in the department of African American studies at Pennsylvania State University. She currently serves as vice provost of diversity and equity at the University of Kansas.

Dr. Hamer is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio where she majored in sociology. She holds a master’s degree in sociology from Texas A&M University and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Gregory Crichlow has been named an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Kansas. He currently serves as a Langston Hughes Faculty Fellow and as a visiting assistant professor at the university.

Crichlow is a graduate of the University of Colorado where he majored in environmental design. He holds a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Illinois-Chicago.

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