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Seven African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles or Duties in Higher Education

Seven African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles or Duties in Higher Education

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.

Three African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Three African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Taking on new assignments are Dana Rice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Charles DeSassure at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia, and Jameliah Inga Shorter-Bourhanou at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.

A Trio of African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

A Trio of African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new positions or roles are John Brooks Slaughter at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Alicia E Ellis at Colby College in Lewiston, Maine, and Thomasenia Lott Adams of the University of Florida.

Three African Americans Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Profesorships

Three African Americans Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Profesorships

Eric Darnell Pritchard was appointed to the Brown Chair in English Literacy at the University of Arkansas. Angela Onwuachi-Willig is the first Ryan Roth Gallo and Ernest J. Gallo Professor at the Boston University School of Law and Christopher Tounsel has been named the inaugural Catherine Shultz Rein Early Career Professor at Penn State.

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 Roger A. Mitchell, Jr. at Howard University, Karine Gibbs at the University of California, Berkeley, Marie-Carmelle Elie at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Tia N. Dumas at Clemson University in South Carolina, and Twanda Young at Bowie State University in Maryland.

Three African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Three African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Jomaira Salas Pujols will be joining the sociology faculty at Bard College in New York. Professor Morris Taylor was named vice chancellor for administration at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and Alani Hicks-Bartlett is a new assistant professor at Brown University.

Four Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties at Major Universities

Four Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties at Major Universities

Taking on new assignments are Tony Gaskew at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford, Julia Ballenger at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Theddeus Iheanacho at Yale Medical School, and Wanda Heading-Grant at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Lori Martin Named Sternberg Honors Professor at Louisiana State University

Lori Martin Named Sternberg Honors Professor at Louisiana State University

Dr. Martin is a professor of sociology and a professor of African and African American studies. Dr. Martin joined the faculty at Louisiana State University in 2013, after teaching at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York.

Three Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Three Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Robin E. Dock was promoted to professor of rehabilitation counseling at Winston-Salem State University. Elwood Watson, a professor of history at East Tennessee State University, was named co-editor in chief of a prestigious journal and Ainsley LeSure is a new assistant professor of African studies at Brown University in Rhode Island.

Three Black Scholars Taking on New Positions at Colleges and Universities

Three Black Scholars Taking on New Positions at Colleges and Universities

Syd Carpenter was appointed to an endowed chair at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Tiffany Murphy, an associate professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law was named associate dean, and Oghenovo A. Obrimah is a new assistant professor of business administration at Fisk University in Nashville.

University of Chicago Appoints Five Black Scholars to Named Professorships

University of Chicago Appoints Five Black Scholars to Named Professorships

Twenty-three University of Chicago faculty members have received named professorships or have been appointed distinguished service professors. Five of these appointments went to Black scholars: Melissa L. Gilliam, Selwyn O. Rogers, Salikoko S. Mufwene, Margaret Beale Spencer, and Herschella G. Conyers.

A Trio of African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Named to New Posts

A Trio of African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Named to New Posts

Odis Johnson was named a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University. Christopher Freeburg was named University Scholar at the University of Illinois, and Professor Ronald Williams was appointed chief of staff to the president of Columbus State University in Georgia.

New Black Faculty in the University of Kentucky's African American and African Studies Program

New Black Faculty in the University of Kentucky’s African American and African Studies Program

The University of Kentucky has announced the hiring of a new group of faculty members associated with the African American and Africana Studies interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts & Sciences.

A Trio of African American Scholars Taking on New Duties in Academia

A Trio of African American Scholars Taking on New Duties in Academia

The African American faculty members taking on new roles are Karsonya Whitehead at Loyola University of Maryland, Tomaz Cunningham at Jackson State University in Mississippi, and Rhamin Ligon of the University of Maryland.

A Quartet of Black Faculty Members Who Have Been Named to New Positions

A Quartet of Black Faculty Members Who Have Been Named to New Positions

Taking on new roles or positions are Jedan Phillips at Stony Brook University in New York, Florastina Payton-Stewart at Xavier University of Louisiana, Eric Darnell Pritchard at the University of Arkansas, and Wallace D. Best at Princeton University in New Jersey.

Four African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Four African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Appointed to new positions are Ayanna Thompson at Arizona State University, Joshua Idassi at South Carolina State University, Ruha Benjamin at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Garry Hoover at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Four African American Scholars Who Have Been Hired or Promoted to New Positions

Four African American Scholars Who Have Been Hired or Promoted to New Positions

Taking on new roles are Reuben A. Buford May at the University of Illinois, Sidney Edwards at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, Franciska Coleman at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and Therí Pickens at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Four Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Faculty Roles

Four Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Faculty Roles

Taking on new duties are Sheara Williams Jennings at the University of Houston, Marc Williams at Florida Memorial University, Cheryl Waites Spellman at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Sharon A. Simmons at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

The Rhode Island School of Design Aims to Diversify Its Faculty

The Rhode Island School of Design Aims to Diversify Its Faculty

The Rhode Island School of Design, one of the nation’s most prestigious educational institutions in the field, has announced that it is hiring 10 new faculty members as part of a cluster hire initiative focused on race and decolonization in art and design.

A Trio of African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Roles

A Trio of African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Roles

Keith McGee is taking on a new administrative role at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. Lydia Didia is a new assistant professor of accounting in the College of Business at Jackson State University in Mississippi and Charrise M. Barron is a new assistant professor of African studies and music at Brown University in Rhode Island.

Five Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Five Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Taking on new positions or roles are Sherman Jackson at the University of Southern California, Adji Bousso Dieng at Princeton University in New Jersey, John Dabiri at the California Institute of Technology, Frederick Douglas Dixon at the University of Wyoming, and Robyn Ridley at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

National Science Foundation Teams Up With Nine Universities to Boost  Diversity in STEM Faculty

National Science Foundation Teams Up With Nine Universities to Boost Diversity in STEM Faculty

The alliance will provide underrepresented minority doctoral and postdoctoral students training opportunities to learn and network at partner institutions, conduct research exchange visits, and access resources for placement into faculty positions.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

The four Black scholars in new posts are Brian K. Smith at Boston College, Zindell Richardson at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Olufunmilayo Ayobami at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, and Blessing Masasi at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Duke University Receives Major Gift to Boost Faculty Diversity and Combat Racism

Duke University Receives Major Gift to Boost Faculty Diversity and Combat Racism

The $16 million grant from the Duke Endowment allocates $10.5 million toward recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and $5.5 million to support the university community’s understanding of historical and current racism, to combat racism, and to create a more inclusive environment.

University of Oregon Mounts Effort to Boost Faculty Diversity

University of Oregon Mounts Effort to Boost Faculty Diversity

The five-year effort to create the new Center on Racial Disparities includes hiring 12 additional faculty members with research expertise in understanding and addressing racial disparities in areas such as health, education, housing, employment, and wealth.

Five African American Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Five African American Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

The five Black scholars taking on new assignments are Nicole Patton Terry at Florida State University, Samuel Adu-Mireku at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Suzzette Shaw Goldmon at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Kristina Douglass at Pennsylvania State University, and Ethlyn McQueen-Gibson at Hampton University in Virginia.

Four African American Scholars Taking on New Faculty Duties

Four African American Scholars Taking on New Faculty Duties

Taking on new roles are Carole Boyce Davies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Major Jackson at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Wallace Best at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Christopher C. Mathis Jr. at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

A Quartet of African American Women Scholars in New Teaching Positions

A Quartet of African American Women Scholars in New Teaching Positions

Taking on new faculty assignments are Candice Price at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin at Pennsylvania State University, Shatema Threadcraft at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Charrise Barron at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

A Quartet of Black Women Scholars With New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

A Quartet of Black Women Scholars With New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new assignments are Abigail S. Newsome at Mississippi Valley State University, La Fleur Small at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Anaiis Cisco at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and Rachel Finley at Arizona State University.

Four African Americans Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Four African Americans Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new faculty roles are C. Vanessa White at Xavier University in New Orleans, Rufus Bonds Jr. at Syracuse University in New York, Tia-Simone Gardner at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Tiffany Wright at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Why Are African Americans So Underrepresented on Business School Faculties?

Why Are African Americans So Underrepresented on Business School Faculties?

According to the study, underrepresented minority groups comprise approximately 28 percent of the student body at U.S. business schools but only 7.5 percent of the faculty. Blacks make up just 4.1 percent of the faculty. The authors suggest that the search process is a major factor.

A Quartet of African American Scholars Taking on New Higher Education Assignments

A Quartet of African American Scholars Taking on New Higher Education Assignments

The four Black faculty members taking on new assignments are Alex Manning at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Renée Crichlow at the University of Minnesota, Breea Willingham of the State University of New York-Plattsburgh, and Nathan Stevens at Illinois State University.

Four African American Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Four African American Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new positions or duties are Stephanie Luster-Teasley at North Carolina A&T State University, Michael C. Mason at Berklee College in Boston, M. Denise Lovett at Valdosta State University in Georgia, and Nina Lyon Bennett at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

School of Education at the University of Wisconsin Adds Five Black Scholars to Its Faculty

School of Education at the University of Wisconsin Adds Five Black Scholars to Its Faculty

The School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has hired 16 new faculty members. Five of the new faculty members are African Americans: Kevin Lawrence Henry, Jr., Anjalé Welton, Hailey Love, Ashley White, and Baron Kelly.

Three African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Three African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The three scholars embarking on new assignments are Tyra Good at Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts, Tamara Butler at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and David Van Valen of the California Institute of Technology.

Four African Americans Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Four African Americans Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

The four African American scholars who are beginning new assignments are Josef Sorett at Columbia University in New York City, Lerone A. Martin at Washington University in St. Louis, Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby at North Carolina State University, and Kristopher A. Oliveira at the University of Kansas.