Appointments

Three Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Three Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Chandice Haste-Jackson, a family science faculty member at Syracuse University was named an associate dean. Jorim E. Reid Sr. was named assistant professor and director of bands at Morgan State University in Baltimore and Alicia Monroe, a professor of family medicine, was named chief integration officer at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

New Administratve Duties in Higher Education for 10 Black Americans

New Administratve Duties in Higher Education for 10 Black 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. If you have news for this section, please send an email to info@jbhe.com.

Three African Americans Taking on Diversity Roles at State Universites

Three African Americans Taking on Diversity Roles at State Universites

Those appointed to diversity pots are Malcolm Holmes at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Brianna Williams at Norfolk State Univerity in Virginia, and Alaina Macaulay at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

University of Nebraska Renames a Building to Honor a Trailblazing Black Scholar

University of Nebraska Renames a Building to Honor a Trailblazing Black Scholar

Gwendolyn Newkirk is believed to e the first faculty member of color in the College of Education and Human Sciences. In 1975, Dr. Newkirk was elected the first African American president of the American Home Economics Association, an organization that had previously refused to accept her as a member because of her race.

University of Wisconsin Scholar Confirmed as Assistant Secretary of Commerce

University of Wisconsin Scholar Confirmed as Assistant Secretary of Commerce

Michael C. Morgan is taking a leave from his faculty position to serve as assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and prediction. In that capacity, he will serve as deputy administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Five Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new titles or roles are Cedric Merlin Powell of the University of Louisville, Carolyn Ratteray at Pomona College in Claremont, California, Jason Hall at the Tufts School of Medicine in Boston, Pearl Dowe at Emory Univerity in Atlanta, and Jay Pearson at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Nine Black Americans to Administrative Posts

Colleges and Universities Appoint Nine Black Americans to Administrative Posts

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.

Tulane University's Jesmyn Ward to Receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

Tulane University’s Jesmyn Ward to Receive the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

Jesmyn Ward, a professor of creative writing in the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University in New Orleans, has been announced as the recipient of the 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. At 45, Professor Ward will be the youngest person to receive the library’s fiction award. Professor Ward is one of only six writers to receive the National Book Award more than once and the only woman and the only Black American to do so.

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed University Diversity Officers

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed University Diversity Officers

Jane Irungu is the inaugural vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Utah State University. Todd Manuel was appointed vice president of inclusion, civil rights & Title IX at Louisiana State University and Rochelle D. Smith has been selected as Saint Louis University’s next vice president for diversity and innovative community engagement.

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Positions

G. Gabrielle Starr, president of Pomona College in Claremont, California was appointed the McConnell Professor of Human Relations at the college. Rebecca Brückmann is a new associate professor of history at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and Tyson H. Brown was named the W.L.F. Associate Professor of Sociology at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Black Educational Pioneer Mary McLeod Bethune Honored With a Statue at the U.S. Capitol

Black Educational Pioneer Mary McLeod Bethune Honored With a Statue at the U.S. Capitol

Each of the 50 states is now permitted to choose who will represent the state in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol. Recently, a statue of Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of what is now Bethune-Cookman Univerity in Daytona Beach, Florida, was unveiled to represent the state of Florida.

New University Administrative Posts for Six African Americans

New University Administrative Posts for Six African Americans

Taking on new administrative duties are Richantae Johnson at Kent State University in Ohio, Will Guzmán at North Carolina A&T State University, Gabrielle Young at Maryville University in St. Louis, Joseph Green at Virginia Union University, Jeannie Brown at the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans, and James M. DuBose Jr. at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina.

A Trio of African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Roles Relating to Diversity

A Trio of African Americans Who Will Be Taking on New Roles Relating to Diversity

Anya Dani was named director of community engagement and inclusive practice at the University of California, Los Angeles. Sean Bennett was named vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and Ken James is chief diversity officer at Muskegon Community College in Michigan.

Four Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions in Academia

Four Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions in Academia

The four Black faculty in new roles or posts are Malinda Wilson-Swoope at Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida, Peter Ukpokodu at the University of Kansas, Norrisa Haynes at Yale Medical School, and Fousseni Chabi-Yo in the School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

New Administrative Duties for Eight African Americans at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Duties for Eight 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.

Cato T. Laurencin to Receive the Highest Honor of the American Chemical Society

Cato T. Laurencin to Receive the Highest Honor of the American Chemical Society

Dr. Laurencin, who holds an endowed chair at the Univerity of Connecticut, is recognized as the leading international figure in polymeric biomaterials chemistry and engineering who has made extraordinary scientific contributions, while at the same time he has had profound contributions to improving human health.

Three African American Men Appointed to New Diversity Roles in Higher Education

Three African American Men Appointed to New Diversity Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative duties relating to diversity are Frederick Wherry at Princeton University in New Jersey, Alex Wood at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, and Reginald Miles at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Four Black Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Four Black Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Tracey Denean Sharpley-Whiting was named vice provost at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and Nontsikelelo Mutiti was named director of graduate studies at the Yale School of Art. Noémie Ndiaye was named to an endowed assistant professorship at the University of Chicago and Shola K. Roberts is joining the faculty at Arizona State University.

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

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

The new administrators are Zakiya Brown at Lincoln University in Missouri, Larz Roberts at the University of Mississippi, Quincy Rose-Sewell at Pueblo Community College in Colorado, Ashli Johnson at Howard University, Darrin Q. Rankin at Jarvis Christian Univerity, Deborah Mauristhene at Boston College, and Kendric D. Stewart at Southern Unversity.

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Baron Kelly was appointed to the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Dance at the University of Wisconsin. Roxane Gay was appointed to the Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair at Rutgers University in New Jersey and Cherene Sherrard-Johnson was appointed the E. Wilson Lyon Professor of the Humanities at Pomona College in California.

Five Universities Have Appointed Black Scholars to Diversity Positions

Five Universities Have Appointed Black Scholars to Diversity Positions

Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Darryl C. Mace at Alvernia College in Reading, Pennsylvania, Dominique A. Quarles at Georgia Southern University, Lydia Contreras at the University of Texas at Austin, Myron Burr at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, and Lakesha Butler at University of Florida Health.

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Honors Ohio State's James L. Moore III

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Honors Ohio State’s James L. Moore III

The Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award is given annually to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to international education at public land-grant institutions.

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Stephen Best is the new director of the Center for the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley. Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey will co-direct the Center for the Advancement of Students and Alumni at Georgia State University and Desmond Upton Patton was named to an endowed chair at the University of Pennsylvania.

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Seven African Americans Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

The new appointees are Derrick Magee at North Carolina Central University, Qubieinique Greer at Lincoln University (Missouri), Rosemonde Pierre-Louis at New York University, Michael Grant at Talladega College, Roy Gifford at Cleveland State University, Ronald Higgins at Yale, and Todd Campbell at Delta State University.

Marlese Durr Honored For Her Scholarship and Diversity Efforts in the Discipline of Sociology

Marlese Durr Honored For Her Scholarship and Diversity Efforts in the Discipline of Sociology

Marlese Durr, professor of sociology at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, was honored with the Jessie Bernard Award from the American Sociological Association. Dr. Durr has taught at Wright State University for 28 years. Her research and publications largely focus on African American women and managerial and labor markets in the public sector.

Colleges and Universities Appoint Five Black Scholars to Diversity Posts

Colleges and Universities Appoint Five Black Scholars to Diversity Posts

Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Chyke A. Doubeni at Ohio State University, Sonel Shropshire at Delaware State University, Phyllis Esposito at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, Mark Black at the University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio, and Sheila Lloyd at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Professorships

The three Black scholars who have been appointed to named professorships are Regina Stevens-Truss at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, Fousseni Chabi-Yo in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts  Amherst, and Evelynn Hammons at Spelman College in Atlanta.

Six Black Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Six Black Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Those appointed to new administrative roles are Richard Cross at Lincoln University in Missouri, Madeline Brown at North Carolina A&T State University, Joe Leonard at Howard University, Birma Gaino at Clemson University, Courtney Cadore at Dillard University in New Orleans, and Shawn Odom at Winston-Salem State University.

Four African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

Four African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

Taking on new duties are Valerie Giddings at North Carolina A&T State University, Collin Stultz of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Robin R. Davis at Virginia Union University in Richmond, and Giselle Armond Abron at the University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine.

Four African Americans Named to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Four African Americans Named to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

The four African Americans who have been named to diversity posts are Bruce B. Felder at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, Thelathia “Nikki” Young at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, Emanuela Kucik at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Annie McGowan at Texas A&M University.

New Duties for a Trio of Black Scholars

New Duties for a Trio of Black Scholars

Arwin Smallwood, a professor of history at North Carolina A&T State University, was named interim vice provost for undergraduate education. Courtney-Savali Andrews will join the faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio and Jerelle Joseph will be an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton University.

Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

Taking on new assignments are Branden Grimmett at Emory University, Allison Morgan Bryant at Howard University, Christine D. Lovely at Cornell University, Tauheedah Jackson at Harvard University, Norbert Rome at Dillard University in New Orleans, and Breanna McKnight at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Three African American Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Three African American Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Elizabeth West was appointed to the John B. and Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Distinguished Chair in English Letters at Georgia State University. Regina Stevens-Truss was appointed the Dorothy H. Heyl Senior Endowed Chair in Chemistry at Kalamazoo College and Deondra Rose was named the Kevin D. Gorter Associate Professor at Duke University.

Three African Americans Who Are Taking on New Roles as University Diversity Officers

Three African Americans Who Are Taking on New Roles as University Diversity Officers

Taking on new administrative responsibilities relating to diversity are Malika Carter at James Madson University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, E. Cheryl Ponder at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Tiffany Baffour at the University of Utah.

Six African American Who Have Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

Six African American Who Have Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

Taking on new duties are Jeremy Faulk at Lincoln University in Missouri, Edvige Jean-François, at Georgia State University, Wendell Philips at Fayetteville State University, Monique Michelle Dozier at the University of California, Riverside, Rodney L. Demery at Grambling State University, and Nakita Haynie at the University of Kansas.

Professor Alena Allen Named Deputy Director of the Association of American Law Schools

Professor Alena Allen Named Deputy Director of the Association of American Law Schools

Professor Allen joined the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2021 as associate dean for research and faculty development and professor of law. She was named interim dean of the law school earlier this year.