New Assignments in Higher Education for Five African American Scholars

Bruce Milton Jackson is a new assistant professor of Spanish studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He was an assistant teaching professor of Spanish at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His research focuses on nineteenth-century Spanish peninsular literature.

Dr. Jackson holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Roslyn Satchel was named director of research for the newly created Radow Institute for Social Equity at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. She has been serving as the Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Communication at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and a Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society Fellow at Harvard Law School.

Dr. Satchel is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she majored in communication. She holds a master of divinity degree and a juris doctorate from Emory University in Atlanta and a Ph.D. in media and public affairs from Louisiana State University.

Johnny Rice II, an associate professor, was appointed chair of the department of criminal justice at Coppin State University in Baltimore. He also serves as a research fellow in the university’s Bishop L. Robinson Sr. Justice Institute. His research focuses on the intersection between criminal justice and public health, victimology, domestic violence and gun violence, juvenile delinquency, and qualitative social research.

Dr. Rice holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice from the University of Baltimore. He received a doctor of public health degree, from the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Ebony Copeland was appointed director of the student health center and assistant professor in the department of community and family medicine in the College of Medicine at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Most recently, Dr. Copeland served as director of adolescent medicine at Morris Heights Health Center in the Bronx, New York.

Dr. Copeland is a graduate of Hampton University in Virginia. She earned a master of public health degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a medical doctorate from the University of Kansas.

Chantel Smith is a new assistant professor of economics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. She conducts research in economic history, institutions, various types of discrimination, and K-12 education.

Dr. Smith is a graduate of Florida A&M University, where she majored in business economics. She holds a master’s degree in applied economics from American University in Washington, D.C., and a doctorate from Howard University in Washington D.C.

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