Five African American Men in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Robert Moses has been named the Melody and Mark Teppola Distinguished Visiting Professor in Dance at Mills College in Oakland, California. He was choreographer-in-residence at Stanford University, where he served for 21 years on the faculty, and has authored 100 works for the stage. He is also the founder of the dance company, Robert Moses’ Kin.

Professor Moses is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach.

Harold Briggs has been named the Pauline M. Berger Professor in Family and Child Welfare in the School of Social Work at the University of Georgia. He has been a professor at the university’s School of Social Work since 2012.

Dr. Briggs is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta where he majored in sociology. He holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in social work both from the University of Chicago.

Philip Lima has been named assistant chair of the voice department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is currently serving as interim chair of the department.

Lima is a graduate of Yale University.

Demarre McGill has been named associate professor of flute at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. He currently serves as the principal flute of the Seattle Symphony.

Professor McGill holds a bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and a master’s degree from the Juilliard School in New York City.

Tyree Daye has been named the 2019 Diane and Simon Raab Writer in Residence at the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He previously served as an assistant professor of English at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Professor Daye holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in creative writing and a master of fine arts degree in poetry both from North Carolina State University.


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