Appointments

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.

Nine African Americans Who Were Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Nine African Americans Who Were 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.

Three African Americans Appointed to Positions as Deans

Three African Americans Appointed to Positions as Deans

Stevie Watson is the inaugural dean of the School of Agriculture, Business & Technology at SUNY-Morrisville. Yolanda Cooper has been promoted to dean and university librarian at Emory University in Atlanta and Joan R.M. Bullock is the new dean of the law school at Texas Southern University in Houston.

Emory University's Vanessa Siddle Walker to Receive the Lilliam Smith Book Award

Emory University’s Vanessa Siddle Walker to Receive the Lilliam Smith Book Award

Vanessa Siddle Walker is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of African American Educational Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. Professor Walker will be honored on September 1 at the DeKalb County Public Library.

New Assignments for a Half Dozen African American Faculty Members

New Assignments for a Half Dozen African American Faculty Members

Taking on new duties are Rose Shumba at Bowie State University, James Manigault-Bryant at Williams College, Brian McGowan at American University, Cedric Merlin Powell at the University of Louisville, William L. Lake Jr. at SUNY-Potsdam, and Kim LeDuff at the University of West Florida.

A Trio of African American Scholars Selected to Receive Notable Awards

A Trio of African American Scholars Selected to Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are Colette Pierce Burnette, president of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, Rashad Anderson, an assistant professor of teacher education at South Carolina State University, and James L. Moore III, Distinguished Professor of Urban Education and vice provost for diversity and inclusion at Ohio State University.

College and Universities Appoint 11 African Americans to Administrative Posts

College and Universities Appoint 11 African 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.

A Trio of African American Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

A Trio of African American Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Joy Williamson-Lott has been named dean of the Graduate School at the University of Washington. Stephanie J. Rowley was appointed dean of Teachers College at Columbia University and Sandra Brown has been named dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health at Southern University in Louisiana.

Martin University in Indianapolis Appoints Three African-Americans to Administrative Posts

Martin University in Indianapolis Appoints Three African-Americans to Administrative Posts

Martin University, a predominantly Black educational institution in Indianapolis, recently announced a series of executive-level appointments.

New Assignments for Five Black Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Five Black Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new duties are Ngonidzashe Munemo at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Dan-el Padilla Peralta at Princeton University, Douglas M. Haynes at the University of California, Irvine, Frances Williams at Tennessee State University, and Eric Mayes at the University of Arkansas.

Notable Honors and Awards for Five African American Acdemics

Notable Honors and Awards for Five African American Acdemics

The honorees are Keith Johnson of East Tennessee State University, Margaret Walker, who taught for 30 years at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Leykia Nulan of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Henry N. Tisdale of Claflin University in South Carolina, and Louis Jones of Wayne State University in Detroit.

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 13 Black Administrators

Colleges and Universities Announce the Appointments of 13 Black Administrators

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.

Xavier University in New Orleans Promotes Four Black Faculty Members

Xavier University in New Orleans Promotes Four Black Faculty Members

Xavier University of Louisiana, the historically Black educational institution in New Orleans that is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church has announced the promotion of eight faculty members. Four of these promotions went to Black scholars. They are Lamartine Meda, Circecie Olatunji, Anderson Sunda-Meya, and Brian Turner.

Six African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles in Academia

Six African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles in Academia

Taking on new assignments are Nefertiti Walker at the University of Massachusetts, Desmond U. Patton at Columbia University, Lolita Buckner Inniss at Southern Methodist University, Linda White at LeMoyne-Owen College, Jean Beaman at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Wayne Brewer at Texas Woman’s University.

Four Black Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Four Black Women Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

The new deans are Allyson L. Watson at Florida A&M University, Stephanie G. Adams at the University of Texas at Dallas, Alicia Golston at Rhodes College in Memphis, and Kristina Odejimi at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Selected for New Administrative Positions in Academia

Eight African Americans Who Have Been Selected for New Administrative Positions 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.

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Akinlolu O. Ojo was named executive dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Robin Renee Davis will be dean of the Sydney Lewis School of Business at Virginia Union University and Linda Burton has been named dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley.

New Administrative Duties for Six African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Duties for Six African Americans 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.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five African American Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five African American Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Maria del Guadalupe “Lupe” Davidson at West Virginia University, Jessica Scoffield of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Tina M. Harris at Louisiana State University, Rodney Priestley at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Lynette Yarger at Pennsylvania State University.

The Next Dean of the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences at the University of Indianapolis

The Next Dean of the College of Applied Behavioral Sciences at the University of Indianapolis

Dr. Torrey Wilson has been serving as associate professor of clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology of Argosy University. Earlier in his career, Dr. Wilson was department chair for clinical psychology at Adler University in Chicago.

Nancy Lynne Westfield Appointed Director of the Wabash Center in Crawfordsville, Indiana

Nancy Lynne Westfield Appointed Director of the Wabash Center in Crawfordsville, Indiana

Created in 1995 and sustained by grants from the Lilly Endowment, the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion at Wabash College seeks to enhance and strengthen education in North American theological schools, colleges and universities.

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

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

Taking on new duties are Michael Toney at the Georgia Institute of Tchnology, Bryle Henderson Hatch at North Carolina A&T State University, Terlynn Olds at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, André L. Churchwell at Vanderbilt University, Stephanie Sparling Williams at Mount Holyoke College, and Teresa McKinney at Texas Southern University.

Tayari Jones Wins Women's Prize for Fiction for Her Book, An American Marriage

Tayari Jones Wins Women’s Prize for Fiction for Her Book, An American Marriage

Professor Jones serves as a professor of English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. An American Marriage tells the story of Celestial and Roy, two Black newlyweds whose pursuit of the American dream is violently interrupted when Roy is imprisoned for a crime he did not commit.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments in the Academic World

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments in the Academic World

Taking on new roles are Audrey Bennett of the University of Michigan, Billy Childs at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Stephanie Y. Evans at Georgia State University, and William C. McCoy at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Two African American Women Receive Notable Honors From Higher Education Institutions

Two African American Women Receive Notable Honors From Higher Education Institutions

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, president of Bennett College, was honored by the Higher Education Leadership Foundation and Katherine G. Johnson, whose trailblazing achievements were highlighted in the 2016 film, Hidden Figures, will have a building name in her honor at George Mason University.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Posts

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Posts

Those appointed to new administrative positions are Assata Zerai at the University of New Mexico, Sean C. Garrick at the University of Illinois, Alexis Smith at the Mississippi University for Women, Bulaong Ramiz-Hall at the University of Kansas, and Christopher Jefferson at Pennsylvania State University.

John Blackshear to Lead Academic Affairs at Duke's Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

John Blackshear to Lead Academic Affairs at Duke’s Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Currently, Dr. Blackshear serves as senior associate dean for academic planning at Trinity College, an adjunct instructor of psychology and neuroscience, and assistant vice provost for undergraduate education for Duke LIFE (Low-Income and First-Generation Engagement).

Five African American Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Five African American Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Taking on new assignments are Barbara Krauthamer at the University of Massachusetts, Jaqueline Leonard of the University of Wyoming, Denise Ross at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sheila Walker at Scripps College in Claremont, California, and Nicole Roebuck at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

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

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

Taking on new roles are Brigette A. Bryant at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania, Rita L. Walters at Union Theological Siminary in New York, Rolanda Burney at the University of Massachusetts, Bryle Henderson Hatch at North Carolina A&T State University, Carol E. Henderson at Emory University in Atlanta, and Rhae-Ann Booker at the University of Michigan.

Amanda Williams Is the Inaugural Artist-in-Residence at Smith College

Amanda Williams Is the Inaugural Artist-in-Residence at Smith College

As a visual artist, Amanda Williams’ creative practice employs color as way to draw attention to the political complexities of race, place, and values in cities.