Appointments

A Trio of African American Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

A Trio of African American Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles at Cynthia Oliver, a professor of dance at the University of Illinois, Bradford Grant a professor architecture at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Alexander X. Byrd, an associate professor of history at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Three African Americans in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three African Americans in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Francis A. Pearman, an  assistant professor of education at Stanford University, Janice R. Franklin, dean of library and learning resources at Alabama State University, and David Stovall, professor of Black studies and criminology, law, and justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Seven Black Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven Black Americans Who Have Been 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.

Four Black Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Four Black Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The four Black scholars named to endowed chairs are Barbara Ransby at the University Illinois at Chicago, Kiese Laymon at the University of Mississippi. Annette Gordon-Reed at Harvard University, and Wayne A. I. Frederick at Howard University.

Eight Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments or Duties

Eight Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments or Duties

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

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Seven African Americans

New Administrative Posts 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.

George Washington University Professor Wins American Marketing Association Award

George Washington University Professor Wins American Marketing Association Award

Vanessa Perry is the associate dean for faculty and research and professor of marketing at the George Washington University School of Business. She has been actively involved with The PhD Project, an organization that works to increase the diversity of business school faculty through mentorship.

Hendrix College in Arkansas Announces the Hiring of Three Black Women to Its Faculty

Hendrix College in Arkansas Announces the Hiring of Three Black Women to Its Faculty

At Hendrix College, a liberal arts educational institution in Conway, Arkansas, Jericka S. Battle and Rosilyn Sanders were hired as instructors of psychology and Latorya D. Hicks was appointed an assistant professor of chemistry.

Five Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Five Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba at Cornell University, Lolita Buckner Inniss at Southern Methodist University, Lee H. Butler Jr. at Phillips Theological Seminary, Teresa A. Nance at Villanova University, and Angela Jordan Davis at American University.

Leo Rouse Receives the Distinguished Service Award From the American Dental Association

Leo Rouse Receives the Distinguished Service Award From the American Dental Association

Leo E. Rouse, retired dean of the College of Dentistry at Howard University, was the first African American to serve as president of the American Dental Education Association. Earlier, he was the commander of the U.S. Army Dental Command.

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrive Positions

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrive Positions

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 Assignments in Higher Education for Four Black Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Four Black Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Kevin Haggard at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Lisa Beckley-Roberts at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Jamal Duncan in the School of Music at Arizona State Univerity, and Moses T. Kairo of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

A Trio of African American Scholars Receive Notable Honors or Awards

A Trio of African American Scholars Receive Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Milton Morris, the director of Environmental Health Science at Benedict College in South Carolina, Stephanie Luster-Teasley, a professor of engineering at North Carolina A&T State University, and Alexander Byrd, associate dean of humanities and associate professor of history at Rice University in Houston.

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Academia

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Academia

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.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

The four Black scholars taking on new assignments are Nwando Achebe at Michigan State University, Anthony Burrow at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Jessica M. Pena at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, and Adia Harvey Wingfield at Washington University in St. Louis.

Melissa Holloway Honored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys

Melissa Holloway Honored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys

Since May 2019, Mellissa Holloway has been general counsel for legal affairs at North Carolina A&T State University in East Greensboro. Earlier, she was deputy general counsel at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and general counsel at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity and Inclusion Positions

Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity and Inclusion Positions

The new diversity officers are Michael Snowden at Northwestern State University in Louisiana, Schvalla R. Rivera at Grinnell College in Iowa, Dannie Moore at Eastern Kentucky University, Tanisha Stevens at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Clyde Wilson Pickett at the University of Pittsburgh, and Karen A. Jones at Binghamton University.

Five African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Five African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

The five Black faculty members in new roles are Clay S. Gloster Jr. at North Carolina A&T State University, Terry-Ann Jones at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Sean Edmund Rogers at the University of Rhode Island, Kevin Holcomb at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, and John Wallace at the University of Pittsburgh.

Harvard's Danielle Allen Awarded the $500,000 Kluge Prize From the Library of Congress

Harvard’s Danielle Allen Awarded the $500,000 Kluge Prize From the Library of Congress

Danielle S. Allen, a University professor and professor of government who also serves as director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, has been awarded the John W. Kluge Prize from the Library of Congress. The prize recognizes scholarly achievement in disciplines not covered by the Nobel Prizes.

Ten African Americans Who Have Been Assigned to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Ten African Americans Who Have Been Assigned 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 Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are J. Camille Hall at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Terrell Strayhorn at Virginia Union University, Shawn Ricks at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, Dwayne Mack at Berea College in Kentucky and Gerald Cannon at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio.

University of Virginia Honors Its First African American Doctoral Graduate

University of Virginia Honors Its First African American Doctoral Graduate

In 1953, Walter N. Ridley earned a doctorate from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Dr. Ridley holds the distinction of being the first African American to earn a doctoral degree from a historically white university in the South.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Eight African Americans

New Administrative Posts 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.

South Carolina State University President Has His Contract Extended

South Carolina State University President Has His Contract Extended

James E. Clark was named president of the university in 2016. At that time he was a member of the university’s board of trustees. Earlier, Clark had a successful career in business as a vice president of AT&T’s computer division.

Four Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Four Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Taking on new duties are Anderson Sunda-Meya at Xavier University in New Orleans, Julianne Vernon at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Malika Jeffries-EL at Boston University, and John Brown at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Beryl McEwen Honored by the Association for Business Teaching and Research

Beryl McEwen Honored by the Association for Business Teaching and Research

Dr. McEwen was named interim provost at North Carolina A&T State Univerity in 2017 and provost in 2018. Earlier, she had been serving as dean of the College of Business at the university and vice provost for strategic planning and institutional effectiveness. Dr. McEwen joined the faculty at the university in 1995.

Five African Americans Who Are Assuming New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Five African Americans Who Are Assuming New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative posts are Marita Gilbert at Michigan State University, Dustin Fulton at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Valerie Fields at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, Anna Spain Bradley at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Cheldon Williams at West Virginia University.

Two African Americans Appointed to Dean of Students Posts

Two African Americans Appointed to Dean of Students Posts

John Blackshear has been named dean of students and associate vice president of student affairs at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Ophelie Rowe-Allen was appointed dean of students and chief student affairs officer at the University of New Haven in Connecticut.

A Handful of African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

A Handful of African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Appointed to new positions are William H. Robinson at Vanderbilt University, Morgan D. Kirby at Texas Southern University, Shearon Roberts at Xavier University of Louisiana, Artel Great at San Francisco State University, and Herman Beavers at the University of Pennsylvania.

Michelle Samuel-Foo Is the First African American to Win a Major Entomological Award

Michelle Samuel-Foo Is the First African American to Win a Major Entomological Award

Michelle Samuel-Foo, an assistant professor at Alabama State University, has been selected to receive the Founders Memorial Recognition, one of the highest nationwide honors given by the Entomological Society of America.

A Major Faculty Hire for The New School in New York City

A Major Faculty Hire for The New School in New York City

Dr. Darrick Hamilton will hold an endowed chair and serve as a University Professor and the founding director of the newly created Institute for the Study of Race, Stratification and Political Economy at The New School.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Positions

Taking on new roles are David Valentine at the Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles, Aileen Warren at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Keith Smith at Tacoma Community College in Washington, Stuart Robinson at New York University, and Franklin A. Tuitt at the University of Connecticut.

Three Black Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

Three Black Scholars Appointed to Dean Positions at State Universities

BaShaun H.L. Smith was appointed associate vice chancellor and dean of students at Western Carolina University. Annice D. Yarber-Allen has been named dean of the College of Letters & Sciences at Columbus State University in Georgia and Eric Wilcots was named dean of the College of Letters & Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

A Quartet of Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new teaching roles are Vanessa Williams at New York University, Bonzo Reddick at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Georgia, Miriam Merrill at Pomona College in Claremont, California, and Titichia M. Jackson at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Rion Amilcar Scott Wins the Towson University Prize for Literature

Rion Amilcar Scott Wins the Towson University Prize for Literature

The Towson University Prize for Literature is awarded annually for a single book or book-length manuscript of fiction, poetry, drama, or imaginative nonfiction. Scott teaches creative writing at the University of Maryland, College Park.

New University Administrative Posts for Six African Americans

New University Administrative Posts for Six African Americans

Taking on new administrative roles are Tracey Ford at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Sean T. Bennett at Salem State University, Samara Hough at the University of Michigan-Flint, Martin Jarmond at UCLA, Claudia Donald at the University of Massachusetts, and Jasmon Sessoms at Fayetteville State University.