Appointments

Jamel Brinkley Wins the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

Jamel Brinkley Wins the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

The award recognizes the outstanding work of rising African-American fiction writers. Brinkley’s book is a collection of nine short stories set in familiar places from his childhood, Brooklyn and the South Bronx. The author is the Wallace Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University.

New Administrative Appointments in Higher Education  for Five African Americans

New Administrative Appointments in Higher Education for Five African Americans

Taking on new oles are Shakenna K. Williams at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, Fatima Rodriguez Johnson at Canisius College in Buffalo, DeIrish Moss at Florida International University, Wendy Wilson at Albany State University in Georgia, and Dwala Tooms at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

University of Arkansas Names Residence Halls After Its First African American Faculty Members

University of Arkansas Names Residence Halls After Its First African American Faculty Members

Dr. Margaret Clark began her teaching career at the University of Arkansas in 1969 and taught world languages and education. Dr. Gordon Morgan was hired as an assistant professor in the department of sociology in 1969 and eventually worked his way up to the rank of University Professor.

Saint Elmo Brady Honored With a National Historical Chemical Landmark

Saint Elmo Brady Honored With a National Historical Chemical Landmark

Professor Brady was the first African American to earned a Ph.D. in chemistry. He will be honored with plaques at the University of Illinois, where he earned his doctorate, and at schools where he served on the faculty: Fisk University, Tuskegee University, Howard University, and Tougaloo College.

Gregory Howard to Lead the School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond

Gregory Howard to Lead the School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond

Dr. Howard is senior pastor of the First Baptist Church East End in Newport News. He also serves as president of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia with a membership of more than 1,000 churches and nearly 30 associations.

Five African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Five African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Gloria Boutte at the University of South Carolina, Katherine Jolly at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio, Cedric M. Bright at East Carolina University, Ulysses Owens Jr. at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, and Allan Richards of the University of Kentucky.

Two African American Women Honored With Notable Awards

Two African American Women Honored With Notable Awards

Berenecea J. Eanes, vice president for student affairs at California State University, Fullerton, was honored by NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and Talitha M. Washington, associate professor of mathematics at Howard University won the Black Engineer of the Year STEM Innovator Award.

A Half Dozen African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties at Colleges and Universities

A Half Dozen African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Three African American Men Appointed to Public Safety Posts in Academia

Three African American Men Appointed to Public Safety Posts in Academia

Anthony Purcell of the University of Alabama at Birmingham has been elected president of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Xavier Redmond at Mississippi Valley State University and Marc R. Partee at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania will head up university public safety departments.

Three African American Scholars Appointed to New Teaching Posts at Colleges and  Universities

Three African American Scholars Appointed to New Teaching Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new teaching assignments are Sherika Hill at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Otis W. Brawley at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Stephen Hayes at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas.

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Selected to Receive Prestigious Honors

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Selected to Receive Prestigious Honors

The honorees are Mercy Mumba of the College of Nursing at the University of Alabama, Paulette Brown Bracey, professor of library science at North Carolina Central University, and LaDelle Olion, professor of special education at Fayetteville State Univeraity in North Carolina.

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Eight African Americans

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Eight African Americans

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.

Six African American Scholars Appointed to Faculty Posts at Colleges and Universities

Six African American Scholars Appointed to Faculty Posts at Colleges and Universities

The five faculty members taking on new assignments are Telissah Williams at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Vanessa K. Valdés at the City University of New York, Conuelo Wilkins at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Nicole M. Mitchell at the University of Pittsburgh, and Tanisha M. Jackson at Ohio State University.

Natasha Trethewey Elected Chancellor of the American Academy of Poets

Natasha Trethewey Elected Chancellor of the American Academy of Poets

Natasha Trethewey, the Board of Trustees Professor of English at Northwestern University, has been named one of two new chancellors of the American Academy of Poets. Since it was formed in 1946, only 115 poets have been elected to the academy.

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Five African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new administrative roles are Marcus Guess at Albany State University, Keith Smith at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Ann McCorvey at Davidson College in North Carolina, Joffery Gaymon at Auburn University in Alabama, and Kristen Barnes at Columbia University in New York City.

A Pair of African American Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

A Pair of African American Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Allyson Watson has been named dean of the College of Education at Florida A&M University and William R. Moultrie has been named interim dean of University College at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

Three African American Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles

Three African American Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles

Collette Chapman-Hilliard of the University of Georgia has been appointed to the editorial board of The Counseling Psychologist. Afua Hirsh at the University of Southern California and Melanye Price at Prairie View A&M University i n Texas have been appointed to endowed professorships.

Danielle Laraque-Arena Named Scholar-in-Residence at New York Academy of Medicine

Danielle Laraque-Arena Named Scholar-in-Residence at New York Academy of Medicine

Most recently, Dr. Laraque-Arena served as President and Health System CEO of the State University of New York Upstate Medical University. She has held academic appointments at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Six African Americans Named to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Six African Americans Named 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.

Long-Time University of New Mexico Official Appointed to State Government Post

Long-Time University of New Mexico Official Appointed to State Government Post

William Scott Carreathers, director of African American Student Services at the University of New Mexico since 2000 has been appointed by the governor as the new executive director of the state’s Office of African American Affairs.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Revokes Honor for Professor Angela Davis

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Revokes Honor for Professor Angela Davis

In September of 2018, the ‪Birmingham Civil Rights Institute selected Angela Davis to receive the Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award at its annual gala in February. That decision has now been changed and the event has been cancelled. Dr. Davis believes her support of Palestinian rights prompted the decision.

New Administrative Posts for Four African Americans in the Academic World

New Administrative Posts for Four African Americans in the Academic World

Taking on new roles are Kenneth Strother Jr. at Princeton University in New Jersey, Opio Mashariki at Savannah State University in Georgia, Alphonso Garrett Jr. of Virginia Tech, and La’Tosha Brown at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee.

Three African Americans in New Administrative Positions at Alcorn State University in Mississippi

Three African Americans in New Administrative Positions at Alcorn State University in Mississippi

Ladonna Eanochs has been named interim director of institutional research at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. Everson Martin has been named interim director of bands and Tracee Smith has been named director of the Office of Student Records and University Registrar.

Two Black Male Medical School Professors Who Are Taking on New Roles

Two Black Male Medical School Professors Who Are Taking on New Roles

Russell Reid has been named the first Bernard G. Sarnat M.D. Professor in the department of surgery at the University of Chicago School of Medicine and Patrick Nana-Sinkam, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been elected as a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans in New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Assuming new duties are Noelle Chaddock at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, Domonic Cobb at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Cynthia Downing at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro.

New Duties for Three African American Faculty Members

New Duties for Three African American Faculty Members

The three African American scholars taking on new duties are Kafui Dzirasa of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Steve Swayne at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and Monica A. Coleman at the University of Delaware.

Lucile Adams-Campbell Honored as a 2018 Washingtonian of the Year

Lucile Adams-Campbell Honored as a 2018 Washingtonian of the Year

Lucile Adams-Campbell is a professor of oncology, associate director for minority health and health disparities research at the Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. She was the first African American women to earn a Ph.D. in epidemiology.

A Trio of African Americans Appointed to New Admnistrative Posts in Higher Education

A Trio of African Americans Appointed to New Admnistrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Jonathan Solomon at Washington University in St. Louis, Doris Clark-Sarr at Talladega College in Alabama, and Jameia Tennie at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

Drew Lanham Wins Prize for Environmental Leadership From the National Audubon Society

Drew Lanham Wins Prize for Environmental Leadership From the National Audubon Society

J. Drew Lanham, the Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Clemson University in South Carolina, will receive this year’s Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership, which honors individuals who have dedicated their lives to the environment and conservation.

Three African American Scholars Assigned to New University Teaching Posts

Three African American Scholars Assigned to New University Teaching Posts

Taking on new faculty assignments are Cesunica Ivey at the University of California, Riverside, Erica Edwards at Wayne State University in Detroit, and Lawrence Jackson at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Two African American College Leaders Honored With Notable Awards

Two African American College Leaders Honored With Notable Awards

Paula A. Johnson, president of Wellesley College in Massachusetts has received the 2018 Social Justice Award from Eastern Bank and Phoebe A. Haddon, chancellor at Rutgers University-Camden, has received the 2019 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of American Law Schools.

Five African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Appointed to administrative posts are Audrey Tanner at Mills College in Oakland, Tyvi Small at the University of Tennessee, Anthony Heaven at the University of Mississippi, Racheal Brooks of North Carolina Central University, and Donnie Brooks at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Three Black Leaders at the New Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in Pasadena, California

Three Black Leaders at the New Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in Pasadena, California

Kaiser Permanente, the largest integrated health care system in the nation, announced in 2015 that it planned to open a new medical school. Recently the new medical school announced the appointments of three African Americans who will have senior leadership roles at the medical school.

New Teaching Assignments for a Trio of African American Scholars

New Teaching Assignments for a Trio of African American Scholars

The Three African Americans in new faculty posts are Kandis Leslie Gilliard-AbdulAziz at the University of California, Riverside, Sonia M. Gipson Rankin at the University of New Mexico School of Law, and Teju Cole, who will teach creative writing at Harvard University.

Emery Brown Wins the 2018 Dickinson Prize in Science From Carnegie Mellon University

Emery Brown Wins the 2018 Dickinson Prize in Science From Carnegie Mellon University

The award recognizes substantial achievements or sustained progress in the fields of natural sciences, engineering, computer science, or mathematics. Dr. Brown is only African American, to be elected to the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Medicine.

Four African American Men Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Four African American Men Taking on New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The Black men taking on new administrative responsibilities are Terrence Mitchell at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, W. Anthony Neal at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Malcolm Turner at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and David “Rusty” Ponton at Grambling State university in Louisiana.