New Assignments for Five Black Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

Ngonidzashe Munemo was promoted to full professor of political science at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Dr. Munemo has been on the Williams College faculty since 2007. He also serves as associate dean for institutional diversity and equity at Williams. Professor Munemo is the author of Domestic Politics and Drought Relief in Africa: Explaining Choices (First Forum Press, 2012).

Dr. Munemo is a graduate of Bard College in Annandale-On-Hudson, New York. He earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. at Columbia University.

Dan-el Padilla Peralta was promoted to associate professor of classics at Princeton University in New Jersey. A native of Dominica, his research and teaching focus is the on Roman Republic and early Empire.

Dr. Peralta is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University. He holds a master’s degree in Greek and Roman history from the University of Oxford in England and a Ph.D. in classics from Stanford University in California.

Douglas M. Haynes has been named the inaugural vice chancellor for equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University of California, Irvine. A professor of history, he has been on the university’s faculty since 1994.

Dr. Haynes is a graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, California, where he majored in history. He holds a Ph.D. in modern European history from the University of California, Berkeley.

Frances Williams has been named associate vice president for research and sponsored programs at Tennessee State University. She currently serves as associate dean for graduate studies and research in the university’s College of Engineering.

Dr. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree both in electrical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University, and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Eric Mayes has been named the founding executive director of the Arkansas Academy for Educational Equity at the University of Arkansas. He previously served as a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Dr. Mayes holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in educational technology both from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Howard University in Washington, D.C.


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