Appointments

University of Virginia's Kevin Everson to Receive a 2019 Heinz Award

University of Virginia’s Kevin Everson to Receive a 2019 Heinz Award

The Heinz Awards, now in their 24th year, honor individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in five categories: arts and humanities; environment; the human condition; public policy; and technology, the economy and employment. Professor Everson will be honored for his body of work in film on October 17 in Pittsburgh.

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.

Three African Americans Appointed to Teaching Posts at Colleges and Universities

Three African Americans Appointed to Teaching Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new teaching roles are LaTasha Moody-Love at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Billy R. Bennett at Bowie State University in Maryland, and Donna Hylton at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas.

James Moore III to Be Honored by the National Association for Gifted Children

James Moore III to Be Honored by the National Association for Gifted Children

James L. Moore III is vice provost for diversity and inclusion and the EHE Distinguished Professor in the department of educational studies at Ohio State University. He will receive the 2019 Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children in November.

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

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

The African Americans taking on new administrative roles at colleges and universities are Maurice Cooley at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, Maquisha Ford Mullins at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, and Anthony J. Davis at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina.

North Carolina A&T State University Names Leaders of Its Two New Centers of Excellence

North Carolina A&T State University Names Leaders of Its Two New Centers of Excellence

Belinda Shipps was named interim co-director of Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity Research, Education and Outreach and Robert Cobb Jr. was appointed interim co-director of the Center of Excellence in Product Design and Advanced Manufacturing.

Six Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Six Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new roles are Bevlee Watford at Virginia Tech, Oladele Ogunseitan at the University of California, Irvine, Camelia Okpodu at Xavier University of Louisiana, Berneece Hebert at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Anthony Donaldson at the University of the South, and Ethlyn McQueen-Gibson at Hampton University.

Johnnie Hamilton-Mason to Receive the 2019 Feminist Scholar Award

Johnnie Hamilton-Mason to Receive the 2019 Feminist Scholar Award

The Simmons University professor of social work will be honored at the Council on Social Work Education’s annual program meeting in Denver, Colorado on October 26. Dr. Hamliton-Mason has taught at the Simmons School of Social work since 1991.

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

Eight African Americans 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.

Three Black Women Join the Faculty at Wesleyan University in Connecticut as Assistant Professors

Three Black Women Join the Faculty at Wesleyan University in Connecticut as Assistant Professors

Wesleyan University, the highly rated liberal arts educational institution in Middletown Connecticut, has announced that there are 16 new tenure or tenure-track faculty on campus this fall. Three of the new faculty members are Black women: Kaisha Esty in African American studies, Laverne Melón in biology, and Chinwe Ezinna Oriji in sociology.

Three Black Scholars Appointed to New Positions at Universities

Three Black Scholars Appointed to New Positions at Universities

Lloyd Benjamin Mallory Jr. was named an assistant professor of music at Kentucky State University. Velma McBride Murry has been named University Professor at Vanderbilt University and Ilesanmi Adeboye was promoted to associate professor of mathematics at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

Janet E. Helms Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Psychological Foundation

Janet E. Helms Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Psychological Foundation

Janet E. Helms is the Augustus Long Professor in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development and director of Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College. She was honored at last month’s annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.

New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities for Seven African Americans

New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities 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.

Vanderbilt University Honors Perry Wallace by Renaming a Street in His Honor

Vanderbilt University Honors Perry Wallace by Renaming a Street in His Honor

Perry Wallace was a trailblazing Vanderbilt student-athlete who integrated Southeastern Conference varsity basketball in 1967. Wallace endured verbal abuse from fans and had objects thrown at him from the stands.

College of Charleston Renames Award to Honor Educator James E. Campbell

College of Charleston Renames Award to Honor Educator James E. Campbell

James E. Campbell, who was born in 1925, is an African American educator and civil rights activist. He worked as a teacher in Baltimore, Maryland, New York City, and Tanzania. He later became an administrator with the New York City public school system and in retirement has remained active in educational initiatives in South Carolina.

Three African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles

Three African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles

Taking on new assignments are Michael Strickland of Boise State University in Idaho, Narketta Sparkman-Key at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and Frederick A. Williams Jr. at Kentucky State University.

Sandra Barnes Wins the  the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award From the American Sociological Association

Sandra Barnes Wins the the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award From the American Sociological Association

Awarded since 1971, the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award is one of the annual honors given by the ASA to an individual for their work in the intellectual traditions of Oliver Cox, Charles S. Johnson and E. Franklin Frazier, three African American scholars.

Nine African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine African 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.

Two African American Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Two African American Women Appointed to Dean Positions

Taja-Nia Henderson has been named dean of the Graduate School at Rutgers University in New Jersey and Jeannine Dingus-Eason was named dean of education at Rhode Island College.

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The five faculty members taking on new duties are Olga Davis at Arizona State University, Monique L. Akassi at Talladega College in Alabama, Rodney Priestly at Princeton University in New Jersey, Phillip L. Pointer at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Edwin Thomas at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

National Communication Association to Honor Louisiana State University's Tina M. Harris

National Communication Association to Honor Louisiana State University’s Tina M. Harris

Tina M. Harris of the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University is being honored for “dedication to excellence, commitment to the profession, concern for others, vision of what could be, and acceptance of diversity and forthrightness.”

New Administrative Positions for 10 African Americans at Colleges and Universities

New Administrative Positions for 10 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.

Five Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Five Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new duties are LaKami Baker at Auburn University in Alabama, Ikemefuna Agbanusi at Colorado College, Sheryl Kennedy Haydel at Louisiana State University, Anthony Troy Adams at Kentucky State University, and January O’Neil at the University of Mississippi.

Justin Hansford Honored for His Work as a Leader in the Fight for Social Justice

Justin Hansford Honored for His Work as a Leader in the Fight for Social Justice

Justin Hansford, an associate professor of law at Howard University in Washington, D.C., has received the 2019 Right to Fight Award from the Michael O.D. Brown We Love Our Sons & Daughters Foundation.

A Half Dozen African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

A Half Dozen African Americans Appointed to New 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.

A Trio of African American Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

A Trio of African American Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Anthony A. Pittman was named dean of the School of Education at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Dominique Ayesha Robinson has been named dean of the Chapel at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, and Damien Clement has been named acting dean of the Honors College at West Virginia University.

Mississippi State University Appoints New Leader of African American Studies Program

Mississippi State University Appoints New Leader of African American Studies Program

Donald M. Shaffer is an associate professor of English and African American studies at the university. His research examines the social and historical construction of race in African American and Southern literature.

Four African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Four African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

The four Black faculty members who are taking on new roles are Ravi Perry at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Kathleen Dorsey Bellow at Xavier University in New Orleans, Narketta Sparkman-Key at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and Rodney Priestly at Princeton University in New Jersey.

Seven African American Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven African American Appointed to New 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.

A Quartet of African Americans Appointed to Positions as Deans

A Quartet of African Americans Appointed to Positions as Deans

LaTonya Branham has been named dean of academic services at DePauw University and Suzanne Barbour is the new dean of the Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Orlando F. McMeans is a new agricultural dean at Southern University in Louisiana and Nicholas J. Hill is dean of the business school at Claflin University.

Chemist William Lester Honored by the International Association of Top Professionals

Chemist William Lester Honored by the International Association of Top Professionals

William Lester currently serves as a professor and associate dean in the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the associate director and faculty senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

New Assignments for a Trio of African American Faculty Members

New Assignments for a Trio of African American Faculty Members

Stacie J. Fairley is joining the faculty on the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Gary Bailey, a professor of practice in the School of Social Work at Simmons University in Boston, was named an assistant dean, and Sarah J. Williams joined the faculty at Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson Law School.

Four African American Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Four African American Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Gilda Barabino dean of engineering at City College of New York, Lovoria Williams, an associate professor of nursing at the University of Kentucky, WIlliam M. Jackson Jr., professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of California, Davis, and Nicole R. Howard of the University of Redlands.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Nine African Americans

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Nine 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 Scholars Appointed to New Posts in Academia

Four Black Scholars Appointed to New Posts in Academia

Taking on new assignments are Gbemende Johnson at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Dwight Radcliff Jr. at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, Raymond E. Samuel at North Carolina A&T State University, and Martha Dawson of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell Wins 2018 Hooks National Book Award

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell Wins 2018 Hooks National Book Award

Mary Schmidt Campbell’s An American Odyssey is a telling biography of the artist Romare Bearden, whose iconic collages conveyed the richness and complexity of African American life in the civil rights era.