A Quartet of African American Women Scholars in New Teaching Positions

Candice Price was named an assistant professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Dr. Price is an applied mathematician whose primary area of research is mathematical modeling for the biological and social sciences. She is the co-founder of the web site Mathematically Gifted and Black, which features the contributions of contemporary Black mathematicians.

Dr. Price is a graduate of California State University, Chico. She earned a master’s degree from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. at the University of Iowa.

Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin is a new assistant professor of music and director of wind band studies at Pennsylvania State University. She was assistant director of bands and associate director of athletic bands at the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Mitchell-Spradin is a graduate of Indiana University. She earned a master’s degree at the University of Georgia and a doctorate in musical arts from the University of Kansas.

Shatema Threadcraft is a new associate professor of gender and sexuality studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She previously served on the faculty at Dartmouth College and Rutgers University. She is the author of Intimate Justice: The Black Female Body and the Body Politic (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Dr. Threadcraft is a graduate of Harvard University, where she majored in biology. She holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University.

Charrise Barron is a new assistant professor of Africana studies and music at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. For the past two years she has been a postdoctoral research fellow at Brown.

Dr. Barron holds a master of divinity degree from Yale University and a Ph.D. in African and African American studies, with a secondary field of study in ethnomusicology, from Harvard University.


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