Appointments

The Next Dean of the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences at the University of Indianapolis

The Next Dean of the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences at the University of Indianapolis

Dr. Torrey Wilson has been serving as associate professor of clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology of Argosy University. Earlier in his career, Dr. Wilson was department chair for clinical psychology at Adler University in Chicago.

Nancy Lynne Westfield Appointed Director of the Wabash Center in Crawfordsville, Indiana

Nancy Lynne Westfield Appointed Director of the Wabash Center in Crawfordsville, Indiana

Created in 1995 and sustained by grants from the Lilly Endowment, the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion at Wabash College seeks to enhance and strengthen education in North American theological schools, colleges and universities.

A Half Dozen African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts

A Half Dozen African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts

Taking on new duties are Michael Toney at the Georgia Institute of Tchnology, Bryle Henderson Hatch at North Carolina A&T State University, Terlynn Olds at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, André L. Churchwell at Vanderbilt University, Stephanie Sparling Williams at Mount Holyoke College, and Teresa McKinney at Texas Southern University.

Tayari Jones Wins Women's Prize for Fiction for Her Book, An American Marriage

Tayari Jones Wins Women’s Prize for Fiction for Her Book, An American Marriage

Professor Jones serves as a professor of English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. An American Marriage tells the story of Celestial and Roy, two Black newlyweds whose pursuit of the American dream is violently interrupted when Roy is imprisoned for a crime he did not commit.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments in the Academic World

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments in the Academic World

Taking on new roles are Audrey Bennett of the University of Michigan, Billy Childs at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Stephanie Y. Evans at Georgia State University, and William C. McCoy at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Two African American Women Receive Notable Honors From Higher Education Institutions

Two African American Women Receive Notable Honors From Higher Education Institutions

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, president of Bennett College, was honored by the Higher Education Leadership Foundation and Katherine G. Johnson, whose trailblazing achievements were highlighted in the 2016 film, Hidden Figures, will have a building name in her honor at George Mason University.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Posts

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Posts

Those appointed to new administrative positions are Assata Zerai at the University of New Mexico, Sean C. Garrick at the University of Illinois, Alexis Smith at the Mississippi University for Women, Bulaong Ramiz-Hall at the University of Kansas, and Christopher Jefferson at Pennsylvania State University.

John Blackshear to Lead Academic Affairs at Duke's Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

John Blackshear to Lead Academic Affairs at Duke’s Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Currently, Dr. Blackshear serves as senior associate dean for academic planning at Trinity College, an adjunct instructor of psychology and neuroscience, and assistant vice provost for undergraduate education for Duke LIFE (Low-Income and First-Generation Engagement).

Five African American Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Five African American Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Taking on new assignments are Barbara Krauthamer at the University of Massachusetts, Jaqueline Leonard of the University of Wyoming, Denise Ross at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sheila Walker at Scripps College in Claremont, California, and Nicole Roebuck at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Six African Americans Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Brigette A. Bryant at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania, Rita L. Walters at Union Theological Siminary in New York, Rolanda Burney at the University of Massachusetts, Bryle Henderson Hatch at North Carolina A&T State University, Carol E. Henderson at Emory University in Atlanta, and Rhae-Ann Booker at the University of Michigan.

Amanda Williams Is the Inaugural Artist-in-Residence at Smith College

Amanda Williams Is the Inaugural Artist-in-Residence at Smith College

As a visual artist, Amanda Williams’ creative practice employs color as way to draw attention to the political complexities of race, place, and values in cities.

Two African American Scholars Awarded the Berlin Prize

Two African American Scholars Awarded the Berlin Prize

Recipients of the Berlin Prize are awarded a semester-long fellowship in Berlin where they will be provided with the time and resources to step back from their daily obligations to engage in academic and artistic projects they might not otherwise pursue.

Keisha N. Blain Wins Book Award from the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

Keisha N. Blain Wins Book Award from the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

Dr. Blain is an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, where she has served on the faculty since 2017. Her book examines the activism of Black nationalist women who challenged White supremacy and advocated for full citizenship and human rights for people of African descent.

Two African American Scholars Appointed to New Academic Posts

Two African American Scholars Appointed to New Academic Posts

Professor Tonya Smith-Jackson has been named senior vice provost for academic affairs at North Carolina A&T State University and Eric M. Glover has been named an adjunct assistant professor of dramaturgy and dramatic criticism at the Yale School of Drama.

A Quartet of African American Women Who Have Been Selected for Notable Honors

A Quartet of African American Women Who Have Been Selected for Notable Honors

The honorees are Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, president of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, Karen Robinson, associate professor of nursing at Marquette University, Gabrielle Abelard a clinical assistant professor of nursing at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Benita Powell, assistant general counsel at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Four African Americans

New Administrative Duties in Higher Education for Four African Americans

Taking on new administrative roles are Kerry Anne Simon at Mississippi Valley State University, Kwanna King at the University of Wyoming, Charles King at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Sean Plater at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

New Faculty Appointments for Five African American Scholars

New Faculty Appointments for Five African American Scholars

Taking on new assignments are Alondra Nelson at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, Keith A. Alford at Syracuse University, Kendall M. Campbell at East Carolina University, Duane Lee Hollland Jr. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Curtis Davis. Jr. at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Two Black Scholars Win Architecture Awards From the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Two Black Scholars Win Architecture Awards From the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Mabel O. Wilson and Mario Gooden of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University were honored for their exploration of ideas in architecture as co-directors of the Global Africa Lab at Columbia.

Four African Americans Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Four African Americans Appointed to Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties are Rosalind Conerly at Stanford University in California, Danisha Williams at Mississippi Valley State University, Nikeshia Arthur at Virginia Tech, and Marcus Blossom at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts

Four Black Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Four Black Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Taking on new assignments are Daniel A. Summerhill at California State University, Monterey Bay, Sharlene Newman at Indiana University, Meleko Mokgosi at at the Yale School of Art, and William H. Robinson at Vanderbilt University.

Four African American Men Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Four African American Men Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Gregory Robinson at Tennessee State University, Echol Nix Jr. at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Reginald Hamilton at Pennsylvania State University, and Forest M. Pritchett at Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Academia

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Academia

Taking on new roles are Thomas C. Segar at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Diane Crawford at Syracuse, Carol Burton at Western Carolina, Stephanie Danette Preston at Penn State, Shiera D. Goff at the University of Massachusetts, Adanna Johnson at Georgetown and James Harper at Tuskegee University.

Three African-American Scholars Join the Department of English at Cornell University

Three African-American Scholars Join the Department of English at Cornell University

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, recently announced that it had hired three African American scholars to teach in its English department this coming fall. They are Derrick Spires, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, and Chelsea Mikael Frazier.

New Administrative Appointments in Higher Education for Seven African Americans

New Administrative Appointments in Higher Education for Seven 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.

Four Black Faculty Members Taking on New Academic Assignments

Four Black Faculty Members Taking on New Academic Assignments

Assuming new duties are Dorinda Carter Andrews at Michigan State University, Nkiru Nzegwu at Binghamton University in New York, Enobong “Anna” Branch at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Sean K. Skeete at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Johnnetta Cole to Be Honored by the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity

Johnnetta Cole to Be Honored by the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity

Dr. Cole is being honored as a role model and leader for others through her personal achievements and excellence in a chosen field; commitment to human, civil rights, and social issues; and contributions to the betterment of society.

Nine African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine African Americans Appointed to Administrative 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.

Five African American Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five African American Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Paul C. Clement of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Tressie McMillan Cottom of Virginia Commonwealth University, Mary Atwater of the University of Georgia, Ronke Olabisi of Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Connie Dacus of Alabama State University.

Five African American Men in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Five African American Men in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new teaching assignments are Robert Moses at Mills College in Oakland, Harold Briggs at the University of Georgia, Philip Lima at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Demarre McGill at the University of Cincinnati, and Tyree Daye at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Seven African Americans

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Seven 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.

Indiana University Law School Establishes the Juanita Kidd Stout Endowed Professorship

Indiana University Law School Establishes the Juanita Kidd Stout Endowed Professorship

Juanita Kidd Stout was the first African American woman to serve on a state supreme court in the United States. The new endowed chair honoring Justice Stout is the first professorship at Indiana University to honor an African American woman and the law school’s first endowed position named for a woman of color.

Norman C. Francis Receives the 2019 Laetare Medal from the University of Notre Dame

Norman C. Francis Receives the 2019 Laetare Medal from the University of Notre Dame

Established at the University of Notre Dame in 1883, the Laetare Medal was conceived as an American counterpart of the Golden Rose, a papal honor that dates from the 11th century. The award honors an individual who “has ennobled the arts and sciences, illustrated the ideals of the Church, and enriched the heritage of humanity.”

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

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

Named to new administrative posts are Michelle L. Webb at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah, Courtney J. Martin at Yale University, Deus Bazira at Georgetown University, Tandra Taylor at Lewis and Clark Community College in Illinois, and Jake Tanksley at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

Honors and Awards in Higher Education for Five African Americans

Honors and Awards in Higher Education for Five African Americans

The honorees are Andrea Porter of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Howard Henderson at Texas Southern University in Houston, Jackie Sibblies Drury of the Yale School of Drama, Mary Frances Early of the University of Georgia, and Robert J. Rivers Jr. of Princeton University in New Jersey.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six African Americans in Higher Education

Notable Honors and Awards for Six African Americans in Higher Education

The honorees are Nafissa Thompson-Spires of the University of Illinois, Gregory S. Carr of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, Tayari Jones of Emory University in Atlanta, Jamilla Lyiscott of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Wilma Mishoe of Delaware State University, and Vinette Gordon of Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Two Black Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships at Yale University

Two Black Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships at Yale University

At Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, Daphne Ann Brooks has been named the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of African American Studies and Anton M. Bennett has been named the Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Pharmacology.