Two African American Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Taja-Nia Henderson has been named dean of the Graduate School at Rutgers University in New Jersey-Newark. She is a professor at Rutgers Law School, where she has served since 2010. She previously served as acting director of Rutgers’ P3: A Collaboratory for Pedagogy, Professional Development, and Publicly-Engaged Scholarship.

Dr. Henderson is a graduate of Dartmouth College. She holds a juris doctorate and a Ph.D. in American history both from New York University.

Jeannine Dingus-Eason was named dean of education at Rhode Island College. She was professor and chair of the educational doctorate in executive leadership program at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York.

Dr. Dingus-Eason earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Rochester. She earned her master’s degree in secondary English education from the University of Rochester and a  Ph.D. from the University of Washington.


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