Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

Regina Stevens-Truss was appointed to the Dorothy H. Heyl Senior Endowed Chair in Chemistry at Kalamazoo College in Michigan. She has taught at Kalamazoo College since 2000. Research in her lab focuses on testing a variety of compounds (peptides and small molecules) for antimicrobial activity.

Professor Stevens-Truss earned a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She holds a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Toledo in Ohio.

Fousseni Chabi-Yo was named to the Berthiaume Endowed Professorship in Business Administration in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts  Amherst. Dr. Chabi-You joined the faculty in 2016 after teaching at Ohio State University.

Professor Chabi-Yo holds bachelor’s degrees in mathematics from the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin and University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar in Senegal. He earned two master’s degrees in Senegal and a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Montreal.

Evelynn Hammonds will be the inaugural Audre Lorde Visiting Professor of Queer Studies at Spelman College for the 2022-23 academic year. She is the Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and professor of African and African American studies, and professor in the department of social and behavioral sciences in the T. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University. Professor Hammonds has taught at Harvard since 1999 and is a former dean of Harvard College. She is the president-elect of the History of Science Society.

Dr. Hammonds holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Spelman College and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She earned a master’s degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in the history of science from Harvard University.


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