Appointments

Six African American Faculty Members Taking on New Roles or Assignments

Six African American Faculty Members Taking on New Roles or Assignments

Taking on new roles are Cymone Fourshey at Bucknell Univerity, David Emmanuel Goatley at Duke University, Michael K. Fauntroy at Howard University, Tiffany Gayle Chenault at Salem State University, Desmond Patton at Columbia University, and Patricia Williams Lessane at the College of Charleston.

Notable Honors for Two African American Scholars

Notable Honors for Two African American Scholars

The Oakes College at the University of California, Santa Cruz will be renamed to honor emeritus professor and founding provost J. Herman Blake. Kesha Morant Williams of Pennsylvania State University is being recognized by the National Communictions Association.

New Administrative Posts for Nine African Americans at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Posts for Nine African Americans at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Brown University Renames Building to Honor Two Early Black Graduates

Brown University Renames Building to Honor Two Early Black Graduates

The J. Walter Wilson Building will now be known as Page-Robinson Hall in honor of Inman Edward Page, one of the first two Black graduates of Brown in 1877, and Ethel Tremaine Robinson, who became the first Black woman to graduate from Brown in 1905.

New Research Institute at the University of Ghana to Be Named for Yale's Lamin Sanneh

New Research Institute at the University of Ghana to Be Named for Yale’s Lamin Sanneh

The new research center, which will be formally inaugurated in early 2020, will focus on designing research projects on various topics on religion and society in Africa. Professor Sanneh taught at the University of Ghana from 1975 to 1978.

Three African Americans at Syracuse University Taking on New Roles

Three African Americans at Syracuse University Taking on New Roles

Kishi Animashaun Ducre was named associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College of Arts & Sciences. Karen Davis was appointed interim assistant dean for inclusive excellence in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and Dawit Negussey is the Graduate Dean’s Faculty Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion.

Princeton University's Wallace Best Wins Book Award From the American Academy of Religion

Princeton University’s Wallace Best Wins Book Award From the American Academy of Religion

Wallace Best, professor of religion and African American studies and associated faculty member in the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University, has received the 2018 American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Textual Studies.

Three African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Ashley Daniels at Xavier University in New Orleans, Joan Nelson at Rice University in Houston, and Timothy F. McMullen at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.

A Trio of African American Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

A Trio of African American Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Valerie Kinloch, the Renee and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, Menah Pratt-Clarke, vice president of strategic affairs and vice provost at Virginia Tech, and Andrea Scott, who teaches Spanish professor at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis.

Four New Black Professors at Amherst College in Massachusetts

Four New Black Professors at Amherst College in Massachusetts

The four new Black faculty members at the highly rated liberal arts college are Karamatou Yacoubou Djima in mathematics, Dwight A. Carey in art and the history of art, Jakina Debnam in economics, and Marc Edwards in biology.

Eleven Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s listing of African American faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Joseph Carter Corbin is a 2018 Inductee Into the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame

Joseph Carter Corbin is a 2018 Inductee Into the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame

The son of former Virginia slaves, Dr. Corbin was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1833. He was the third African American to attend Ohio University and the second to complete a bachelor’s degree. He founded and led the educational institution now known as the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff for 27 years.

Seven Black Scholars Appointed Department Chairs at Bowie State University in Maryland

Seven Black Scholars Appointed Department Chairs at Bowie State University in Maryland

The new department chairs at Bowie State University in Maryland are LaTanya Brown-Robertson, Gina Lewis, Wilbur Parker, George Ude, Altwan Whitefield, Otis Williams, and Azene Zenebe.

New Administrative Positions for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

New Duties for 13 Black Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Duties for 13 Black Faculty Members in Higher Education

Here is this week’s listing of African American faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Six Black Faculty Members in New Posts at Brown University in Rhode Island

Six Black Faculty Members in New Posts at Brown University in Rhode Island

The new Black faculty members at Brown University are Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman in American studies and English, Lisa Biggs in Africana studies, Kevin Quashie in English, RaMell Ross in visual art, Brandon Ogbunugafor in ecology and environmental biology, and Patience Moyo in health services.

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Named to Adminstrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Named to Adminstrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Honors and Awards for Four Black Scholars or Administrators

Honors and Awards for Four Black Scholars or Administrators

The honorees are Lance R. Collins, dean of engineering at Cornell University, La’Kitha Hughes, a facilities administrator at Jackson State University in Mississippi, architect David Adjaye, who was honored by Washington University in St. Louis and Jackie Hankins-Kent of Temple University.

Seven New African American Faculty at Winston-Salem State University

Seven New African American Faculty at Winston-Salem State University

The new African American faculty members at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina are Douglas Bates, Chinno Ingram, Quiteya D. Walker, La-Tika S. Douthit, Aaron Goodson, Radscheda Nobles, and Rennae Stowe.

Howard University Appoints Three African Americans to Key Administrative Positions

Howard University Appoints Three African Americans to Key Administrative Positions

El Hadji Djibril Diagne has been named associate director of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Sharon Strange Lewis has been named director of alumni relations and Jonathan Piersol has been named chief information officer.

Nine Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Nine Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Here is this week’s listing of African American faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Three African American Women Receive Notable Honors or Awards

Three African American Women Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The late Wilma L. Moore of Indiana University Libraries has had a scholarship named in her honor. Lenora Helm Hammonds of North Carolina Central University was named Artist-in-Resident at the University of Pretoria and Talitha Washington of Howard University was honored by the Mathematical Association of America.

New Administrative Posts for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Condoleezza Rice to Be Honored by the American Political Science Association

Condoleezza Rice to Be Honored by the American Political Science Association

The announcement that Dr. Rice would be the recipient of the Hubert Humphrey Award has upset some members of the political science field. Over 130 scholars have signed a petition calling for the American Political Science Association to revoke Dr. Rice’s award.

Five Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Five Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Maurice Dawson at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Kya Mangrum at Westmont College in California, Michael H. Casson Jr. at Delaware State University, Gregory Battle at Livingstone College in North Carolina, and Michelle L. Rockaward at Morgan State University in Baltimore.

Boston College Psychologist Janet E. Helms Honored With Two Lifetime Achievement Awards

Boston College Psychologist Janet E. Helms Honored With Two Lifetime Achievement Awards

Janet E. Helms, the Augustus Long Professor at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award in Counseling Psychology by the Society of Counseling Psychology and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race.

Eleven African Americans in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Eleven African Americans in New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Morgan State University in Baltimore Adds a Married Couple to Its STEM Faculty

Morgan State University in Baltimore Adds a Married Couple to Its STEM Faculty

Willie S. Rockward has been appointed professor of physics and chair of the department of physics and engineering physics and Michelle L. Rockward has been appointed assistant to the chair and lecturer in the department of mathematics at Morgan State University.

Two African American Women Named Fellows of the American Chemical Society

Two African American Women Named Fellows of the American Chemical Society

Amanda Bryant-Friedrich is the dean of College of Graduate Studies at the University of Toledo in Ohio and Malika Jeffries-EL is an associate professor in the chemistry department at Boston University.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are David Green of the North Carolina Central University School of Law, Gymama Slaughter at Old Dominion University, Ayanna Thompson at Arizona State University, and Ingrid Ruffin at the University of Tennessee.

Two African American Women at State Universities Receive Notable Honors

Two African American Women at State Universities Receive Notable Honors

Stephanie Adams, dean of engineering at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, received an award from the American Society of Engineering Education and Iris Rosa had the floor at the Indiana University dance studio named in her honor.

Nine African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Nine African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

University of Georgia to Honor Mary Frances Early, Its First African American Graduate

University of Georgia to Honor Mary Frances Early, Its First African American Graduate

Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes were the first African American students to enroll at the University of Georgia in 1961. But Mary Frances Early was the first African American to earn a degree from the University of Georgia. The university will unveil an official portrait in October.

Two African American Scholars in New Positions at Colleges

Two African American Scholars in New Positions at Colleges

Arianne Bazilio is a new assistant professor of environmental science and chemistry at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and Ralph F. Murphy II was named the James K. Polk Diversity Faculty Fellow for Business, Legal, and Information Systems at Illinois Central College in East Peoria.

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Albany State University in Georgia

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at Albany State University in Georgia

At historically Black Albany State University in Georgia, Alicia J Jackson was named interim dean of the College of Professional Studies and Zephyrinus C. Okonkwo was appointed interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the university.

New Administrative Positions for Six African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Positions for Six African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.