National Institute on Aging

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Kofi Owusu was named the Marjorie Crabb Garbisch Professor of the Liberal Arts and professor of English at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Professor Owusu teaches a broad range of courses in African American literature and culture, African literature, African Diaspora studies, British literature, postcolonial literature, and literature of the twenty-first century.

Dr. Owusu is a graduate of the University of Ghana. He earned a master’s degree in literature at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and a Ph.D. at the University of Alberta in Canada.

Melynda J. Price has been appointed as the inaugural J. David Rosenberg Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky. She joined the law school faculty at the University of Kentucky in 2006. Dr. Price is the author of At the Cross: Race, Religion, and Citizenship in the Politics of the Death Penalty (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Dr. Price is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University in Texas, where she majored in physics. She holds a juris doctorate from the University of Texas and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan.

MaCalus V. Hogan is s the new David Silver Professor and chair of the department of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He joined the faculty at the medical school in 2013 and holds secondary appointments in the department of bioengineering and the Katz School of Business.

Originally from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Dr. Hogan completed his undergraduate studies at Xavier University of Louisiana earning a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry with a minor in biology. He received his medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C.


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