Appointments

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Newly appointed to dean positions are Joyce Bylander at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, Kaetrena Davis Kendrick at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Ian Williamson at the University of California, Irvine.

New Assignments for Five African American Scholars in Academia

New Assignments for Five African American Scholars in Academia

The five Black scholars taking on new duties or positions are J. Luke Wood at San Diego State University, Riché J. Daniel Barnes at Mount Holyoke College, Destine Nock at Carnegie Mellon University, André L. Churchwell at Vanderbilt University, and Sampson Gholston at the University of Alabama at Huntsville.

University of Wisconsin Historian Wins Book Prize

University of Wisconsin Historian Wins Book Prize

Jacqueline-Bethel M​ougoué, an assistant professor of African cultural studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been awarded the 2020 Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize from the Western Association of Women Historians.

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

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

Taking on new administrative posts are Candice Storey Lee at Vanderbilt University, Amir Henry at Winston-Salem State University, Jasmin Sessoms at Fayetteville State University, Jamal J. Myrick at the University of California, Riverside, Bruce A. Lewis at Northwestern University, and Jason Brooks at the University of Kentucky.

Saint Louis University Honors a Pioneeering Black Faculty Member

Saint Louis University Honors a Pioneeering Black Faculty Member

Saint Louis University has announced annual scholarships in honor of longtime St. Louis community leader, civil rights pioneer, and publisher Donald M. Suggs. Dr. Suggs was the first African-American to be appointed an associate clinical professor of oral surgery at the Saint Louis University Dental School.

Three African American Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles

Three African American Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles

Taking on new assignments are Eletra Gilchrist-Petty at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, George C. Wright at the University of Kentucky, and David Walton at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Joe William Trotter, Jr. Is Appointed a University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

Joe William Trotter, Jr. Is Appointed a University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

Joe William Trotter, Jr. is the Giant Eagle Professor of History and Social Justice at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the past chair of the history department and founded and directs the university’s Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy.

Two African American Historians to Receive Lillian Smith Book Awards

Two African American Historians to Receive Lillian Smith Book Awards

Jelani M. Favors, an associate professor of history at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, and Brandon K. Winford, an associate professor of history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, were honored for the books on social justice topics.

Five African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles in higher education are Demetrius Johnson at Bowie State University in Maryland, Daryl Lowe at Spelman College in Atlanta, Camille Edwards at Wright State University in Ohio, Roderick Little at Jackson State University in Mississippi and Cynthia Pickett at DePaul University in Chicago.

Three African American Women Appointed to University Dean Positions

Three African American Women Appointed to University Dean Positions

Brooke Berry was appointed dean of students at Marymount University in Hopewell, Virginia. Cassandra Hill has been named the next dean of the Northern Illinois University College of Law and Stephanie Dance-Barnes will be the next dean of the College of Science and Health at DePaul University in Chicago.

Three African American Women Faculty Taking on New Assignments

Three African American Women Faculty Taking on New Assignments

Namandje Bumpus was named chair of a department at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Cassandra Extavour was named a Harvard College Professor and associate professor Amoaba Gooden was appointed interim vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Kent State University in Ohio.

Vanderbilt University Scholar Named a Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar

Vanderbilt University Scholar Named a Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar

Steven D. Townsend is an assistant professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He is the only African American among the 14 Dreyfus Foundation Teacher Scholars for 2020. Each scholar receives a $100,000 unrestricted research grant.

Six African Americans Who Have Been Named to Higher Education Administrative Positions

Six African Americans Who Have Been Named to Higher Education Administrative Positions

The new appointees are Irish Spencer at Fayetteville State University, Walter McCollum at Miami Dade College, Monique Guillory at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Lamar R. Hylton at Kent State University, Eruore Oboh at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Rhonda Moses at Johnson C. Smith University.

Emory University's Jericho Brown Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Emory University’s Jericho Brown Wins the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

In selecting Professor Brown’s collection of poetry for this honor, the Pulitzer board called it “a collection of masterful lyrics that combine delicacy with historical urgency in their loving evocation of bodies vulnerable to hostility and violence.”

Fred Bonner II to Edit New Book Series on Racial and Gender Diversity in the Academy

Fred Bonner II to Edit New Book Series on Racial and Gender Diversity in the Academy

Fred A. Bonner II a professor in the department of educational leadership and counseling at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, has announced the launching of a book series, “Diverse Faculty in the Academy,” with Routledge Publishers.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Three African Americans

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Three African Americans

Erika  K. Davis was named vice president for enrollment management at Cedar Crest College in Pennsylvania. Darvis Griffin is assistant chief information officer at Texas A&M University and Ronica Smucker has been named associate vice president of development at Rice University in Houston.

The New Dean of the School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth

The New Dean of the School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth

Susan T. Gooden has served as interim dean since May 2018. Professor Gooden joined the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004.  Earlier, she was an assistant and associate professor in the Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Tech.

Melvin Terrell Honored by NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

Melvin Terrell Honored by NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

Melvin C. Terrell, vice president emeritus at Northeastern Illinois University, was selected as the recipient of the 2020 Bobby E. Leach Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award presented by NASPA. The award is named in honor of the first person of color to serve as NASPA president.

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts in Academia

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Named to New Administrative Posts in Academia

Artanya Wesley was appointed vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Larry Thomas was named vice president for communications at the University of South Carolina and Mark Montgomery was appointed chief diversity officer at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, New York.

Princeton University Adds a Major African American Scholar to Its Faculty

Princeton University Adds a Major African American Scholar to Its Faculty

Ismail White joins the Princeton University faculty this fall as a professor of politics and public affairs. Since 2018, he has taught at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Since 2015, he has served as director of Survey Research at the Joint Center for Political and Research Studies in Washington, D.C.

University of Massachusetts Names Its Fine Arts Center After a Former Chancellor

University of Massachusetts Names Its Fine Arts Center After a Former Chancellor

Dr. Randolph Bromery first came to the University of Massachusetts as a professor of geology in 1967. At the time he was one of only seven Black faculty members out of a total faculty of about 1,000. There were only 36 African American students on campus out of a total student body of 14,000.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Posts

Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Posts

ShaRonda Cooper has been named director of the Department of Multicultural Services and Programs at the University of Georgia. Phillip Hunt will be the registrar at North Dakota State University and Davida Loren Haywood was appointed vice president for student affairs at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte.

Three Black Scholars Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Three Black Scholars Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

The three African American scholars who were promoted to full professor are Tyson King-Meadows in political science, Kimberly Moffitt in the doctoral program in Language, Literacy, and Culture, and Shawn M. Bediako in psychology.

Geneive Henry of Susquehanna University Honored by the Council on Undergraduate Research

Geneive Henry of Susquehanna University Honored by the Council on Undergraduate Research

Geneive Henry is the Charles B. Degenstein Professor of Chemistry at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. She has been awarded the Outstanding Mentorship Award from the Chemistry Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Two African American Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Assignments

Two African American Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Assignments

Karen D. Morgan was named senior vice president for academic affairs at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Bianca Harris was appointed director of the new online master’s degree program in criminal justice at Meredith College in Raleigh.

Cynthia Dillard Wins Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Foundations of Education

Cynthia Dillard Wins Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Foundations of Education

Each year, the award is presented by the American Educational Studies Association to an individual “who has published significantly influential works, excels in mentorship, provides leadership and growth to the academic field and has a reputation in educational foundations.”

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts

Taking on new administrative roles in higher education are Mikki Allen at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Doneisha Posey at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, TaJuan Wilson at Georgia Southern University, and Joan Williams at Salisbury University in Maryland.

The Next Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Next Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Professor Kecia Thomas currently serves as senior associate dean in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. She is the division dean for the social and behavioral sciences and also manages the college’s faculty affairs functions. Dr. Thomas is also a professor of industrial/organizational psychology and African American studies.

Danielle Conway Honored by the George Washington University Law School

Danielle Conway Honored by the George Washington University Law School

Danielle M. Conway, dean of the Dickinson Law School at Pennsylvania State University, was named the 2020 recipient of the Belva Ann Lockwood Award from George Washington University Law School. The award recognizes the accomplishments and pioneering spirit of women leaders in the legal profession.

Two Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at the University of Arkansas

Two Women Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at the University of Arkansas

April Daniel was appointed assistant director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance at the University of Arkansas and Chantel Moseby is the new assistant director for registered student organizations in the Office of Student Affairs.

Three African American Women Scholars Who Are Embarking on New Assignments

Three African American Women Scholars Who Are Embarking on New Assignments

The three women scholars who are taking on new duties are Joelle A. Murchison of the University of Connecticut, Marietta Simpson, a Rudy Professor of Music in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and Erica Cooper of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Two Black Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Florida A&M University

Two Black Women Appointed to Dean Posts at Florida A&M University

Deidré Keller will be the next dean of the Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando and Bettye Grable has been named the acting dean of the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication in Tallahassee.

Talladega College Recognizes Its President by Naming a New Building in His Honor

Talladega College Recognizes Its President by Naming a New Building in His Honor

The board of trustees of historically Black Talladega College in Alabama voted to name the newly constructed 47,000-square-foot student center/arena in honor of the college’s 20th and current president, Billy C. Hawkins. Dr. Hawkins has led the college since 2008.

Four African Americans Who Are Embarking on New Administrative Assignments

Four African Americans Who Are Embarking on New Administrative Assignments

The four African Americans who will be taking on new administrative roles in higher education are Daniel O. Wilson at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, North Carolina, J’onnelle Colbert-Diaz at the University of Arkansas, Martino Harmon at the University of Michigan and Antoinette Candia-Bailey at Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts.

William Kisaalita Named a University Professor at the University of Georgia

William Kisaalita Named a University Professor at the University of Georgia

William Kisaalita, the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Engineering, has been named a University Professor at the University of Georgia. He has served as chair of biological engineering and as associate director of the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities.

Ann Brothers Smith Honored by the American Association of University Administrators

Ann Brothers Smith Honored by the American Association of University Administrators

Dr. Smith, a retired public school administrator, has served as a member of the West Virginia State University Board of Governors since 2011, serving as chair, vice chair, and chair of several board committees. She is the former associate superintendent for school leadership for the Detroit public school system.