Appointments

Keisha Blain Wins Award For Best Book on African American Women's History

Keisha Blain Wins Award For Best Book on African American Women’s History

Keisha N. Blain, an assistant professor in the department of history at the University of Pittsburgh, was honored by the Organization of American Historians for her book on 20th-century Black women nationalists.

A Trio of African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Universities

A Trio of African Americans in New Administrative Posts at Universities

Taking on new roles are Dustin Bessette at Post University in Waterbury, Connecticut, Allia L. Carter at Virginia Union University in Richmond, and Kimberly L. Martin at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.

A Pair of African American Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions

A Pair of African American Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions

Kelli V. Randall, a professor of English, has been named vice president of academic affairs at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, and Walter Smith III has been named chair of the woodwind department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

Four African American Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Four African American Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Denise Rush at Boston Architectural College, Emory H. Woodard IV at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, Tamara Brown at the University of North Texas, and Charles Isbell at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Two African American Professors Receive Educational Research Awards

Two African American Professors Receive Educational Research Awards

The honorees are Mary Atwater, a professor in the department of mathematics and science education at the University of Georgia and James L. Moore III, Distinguished Professor of Urban Education and vice provost for diversity and inclusion at Ohio State University.

A Trio of African American Administrators Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

A Trio of African American Administrators Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Changamire “Shanni” Durall at Xavier University of Louisiana, Alison Williams at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and Alfred Degrafinreid II at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Three African American Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Three African American Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Anita Hill, a professor at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, Barbara Lofton of the College of Business at the University of Arkansas, and Steve D. Mobley an assistant professor of education at the University of Alabama.

Two African American Men Taking on New Academic Assignments

Two African American Men Taking on New Academic Assignments

LeRonn P. Brooks has been named associate curator for modern and contemporary collections at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and David L. Stamps has been appointed to the faculty in the School of Mass Communications at Louisiana State University.

Uju Anya Wins First Book Award From the American Association for Applied Linguistics

Uju Anya Wins First Book Award From the American Association for Applied Linguistics

Uju Anya is an assistant professor of education and research affiliate for the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Pennsylvania State University. The award recognizes a scholar whose first book represents outstanding work in the field of applied linguistics.

A Quartet of African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

A Quartet of African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new assignments are Georgina Dodge at the University of Maryland, Melissa Jackson Holloway at North Carolina A&T State University, Theodosia Cook at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, and Letherio H. Zeigler at Mississippi Valley State University.

Teresa Reed Appointed Dean of the School of Music at the University of Louisville

Teresa Reed Appointed Dean of the School of Music at the University of Louisville

Currently, Dr. Reed serves as a professor of music and associate dean of the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. Earlier, she taught at the Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa and at Indiana University.

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 faculty roles are Laquita Blockson at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, Richard D. Johnson at the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Pearl K. Dowe at Emory University in Atlanta.

Three African American Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three African American Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Shaun R. Harper, professor of business and education at the University of Southern California, Muyinatu Bell, an assistant professor of engineering at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and D’Andra Orey, a professor of political science at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

A Pair of African American Women Appointed to High-Level University Posts

A Pair of African American Women Appointed to High-Level University Posts

Tonya Matthews has been named associate provost for inclusive workforce development at Wayne State University in Detroit and Jamilla Deria has been named director of the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Three African American Faculty Members Appointed to New Higher Education Posts

Three African American Faculty Members Appointed to New Higher Education Posts

Taking on new assignments are Stephanie Miles-Richardson of the Morehouse School of Medicine, Jennifer Hamer at Pennsylvania State University, and Gregory Crichlow at the University of Kansas.

Two African American Men Honored With Prestigious Awards

Two African American Men Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are David L. Shabazz, an assistant professor of journalism at Kentucky State University, and James L. Moore III, professor of urban education, vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at Ohio State University.

Eight African American Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Eight African American Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties 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.

Delaware State University Appoints Four African Americans to New Administrative Posts

Delaware State University Appoints Four African Americans to New Administrative Posts

Cleon L. Cauley Sr. was appointed general counsel and LaKresha Roberts Moultrie was named assistant general counsel. Clytrice Watson is the new interim associate provost and Tamara Stoner was promoted to chief of staff in the Office of the President.

Two Black Women Scholars Taking on New Duties at State Universities

Two Black Women Scholars Taking on New Duties at State Universities

Malynda J. Prie was appointed to an endowed chair and named director of the John R. Gaines Center for Humanities at the University of Kentucky and associate professor Nefertiti Walker was appointed associate dean in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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

A Half Dozen African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

The First African American President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

The First African American President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Dr. Aaron Thompson, a native of Clay County, Kentucky, has had 27 years of experience in higher education and business. He was a professor and associate vice president for academic affairs at Eastern Kentucky University and served as interim president of Kentucky State University.

Two African American Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Two African American Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Maria F. Frederick has been named the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion and Culture in the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and Monica Baskin, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been named president of Jefferson County Health Partnership.

A Pair of African American Scholars Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions

A Pair of African American Scholars Who Have Been Named to Dean Positions

Janette M. Braverman is the new dean of the College of Business and Management, External Partnerships at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee and Maurice Charles has been named dean of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the University of Chicago.

Notable Awards Honoring Two African Americans in Higher Education

Notable Awards Honoring Two African Americans in Higher Education

The honorees are Geffrey Davis, an assistant professor of English who teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Arkansas and Bette Simmons, vice president of student development and enrollment management at County College of Morris in Randolph, New Jersey.

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New Administrative Posts

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to New 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.

Bethel University's Claudia May Wins Award for Christian Children's Book

Bethel University’s Claudia May Wins Award for Christian Children’s Book

The award-winning book is the first in a series that follows the story of a young Black girl named Winnie, whose relationship with the God she calls Papa empowers her to live with remarkable love, curiosity, and bravery.

New Assignments for Three African American Scholars

New Assignments for Three African American Scholars

Taking on new roles are Channing L. Moreland who has joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, Emmanuel K. Asiamah, who has been appointed assistant professor of animal science at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and Omari H. Swinton of Howard University who is the new president of the National Economic Association.

A Trio of African Americans in Higher Education Who Have Received Honors or Awards

A Trio of African Americans in Higher Education Who Have Received Honors or Awards

The honorees are Brian Culp, a professor in College of Health and Human Services at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, Keith Berry, dean of academic affairs of the Ybor City campus of Hillsborough Community College in Florida, and Mary E. Silas, former president of Kentucky State University.

Six African Americans Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties in Higher Education

Six African Americans Who Have Been Assigned New Administrative Duties 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.

A Quartet of African Americans Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles

A Quartet of African Americans Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles

The African American scholars who are taking on new assignments are Leelannee Malin of Howard University in Washington, D.C., Chris Lebron of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, John Gates at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and Monica Baskin of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

First African-American Graduate of Oklahoma State University Honored With Life-Size Statue

First African-American Graduate of Oklahoma State University Honored With Life-Size Statue

Nancy Randolph Davis, the first African-American student to attend what was then Oklahoma A&M College, has been honored with a life-size sculpture outside the College of Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University.

Four Black Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Four Black Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Appointed to dean posts are Adrienne C. Webber at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Tameka Angela Harper at Tuskegee University in Alabama, Enku Gelaye at Emory University in Alabama, and Valerie Ashby at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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.