New Titles or Roles at Universities for a Trio of Black Faculty Members

Juanita Johnson-Bailey was named the first recipient of the Centennial Professorship, an endowed professorship for a women’s studies faculty member at the University of Georgia in recognition of the centennial anniversary of co-education at the university. Dr. Johnson-Bailey is the author of Sistahs in College: Making a Way Out of No Way (Krieger Press, 2001).

Dr. Johnson-Bailey is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where she majored in communication. She holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in adult education from the University of Georgia.

Siddig Fageir has been appointed chair of the department of social sciences at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. He also serves as an assistant professor in the department. He has taught courses in sociology, criminal justice, economics, urban studies and planning, statistics, and geographic information systems.

Dr. Fageir earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Iowa. He holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Toledo in Ohio and a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from Jackson State University in Mississippi.

Asher Pimpleton-Gray was named chair of the department of psychology and counseling in the College of Education and Behavioral Science at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Prior to this appointment, she served as both the accreditation liaison and coordinator for the clinical mental health counseling program.

Dr. Pimpleton-Grayin earned a master’s degree in professional counseling from Central Michigan University. She holds a doctoral degree in educational psychology, with an emphasis in counselor education and clinical mental health, from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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  1. Frank Webster, PhD says:

    It seems as if Dr. Siddig Fageir is getting the short end of the stick. He is just an Assistant Professor (it does not say if he has tenure or not) but now he is the Department Chair. How is that helpful to him? He will face a bizarre power dynamic, especially if there are Associate and Full Professors in the Department. It annoys me how some of our institutions will exploit our young scholars. Alcorn State can and should do better by Dr. Fageir.

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