Faculty

Six Colleges and Universities Announce the Hiring of Black Faculty Members

Six Colleges and Universities Announce the Hiring of Black Faculty Members

Here is this week’s roundup of Black faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@JBHE.com.

New Assignments for Six Black Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Six Black Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of Black faculty members who have been appointed to new positions or given new duties at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to contact@JBHE.com.

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorships

Kofi Owusu was named the Marjorie Crabb Garbisch Professor of the Liberal Arts at Carleton College in Minnesota. Melynda J. Price has been appointed the J. David Rosenberg Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky and MaCalus V. Hogan is s the new David Silver Professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Lawsuit Claims Texas A&M Discriminates Against White and Asian Men in Faculty Hiring

Lawsuit Claims Texas A&M Discriminates Against White and Asian Men in Faculty Hiring

Richard Lowery, an associate professor of finance at the University of Texas at Austin has filed a class-action lawsuit claiming that a faculty fellowship aimed at increasing diversity discriminates against White and Asian men.

Five Black Scholars Who Have Been Named to New Faculty Positions at Colleges and Universities

Five Black Scholars Who Have Been Named to New Faculty Positions at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new faculty roles are Carla Phillips Savage at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, David Sterling Brown at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Derek Young at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Valtreasa Tolliver-Cook at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, and Austin R. Chalmers at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

How Childhood Socioeconomic Status Has Impacted the Racial Gap in Faculty Positions

How Childhood Socioeconomic Status Has Impacted the Racial Gap in Faculty Positions

Faculty at U.S. colleges and universities are up to 25 times more likely to have a parent with a Ph.D. than the population as a whole. “The professoriate is, and has remained, accessible disproportionately to the socioeconomically privileged,” the authors write. And it is clear that the “socioeconomically privileged” are predominately White.

A Quartet of Black Women Who Have Been Appointed to Faculty Positions

A Quartet of Black Women Who Have Been Appointed to Faculty Positions

The four Black women taking on new duties are Charmaine A. Nelson at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Vene Baggett at Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Killeen, Catina Bacote at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and Jennifer Simmons at the University of Mississippi.

A Quartet of Black Academics Who Are Taking on New Assignments

A Quartet of Black Academics Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Wesley Harris a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was elected vice president of the National Academy of Engineering. Shawn Lee Williams at Alexandria Technical and Community College in Minnesota, Tiffany Steele at the University of Rochester, and Aaron Faculty at Arizonza State are taking on new faculty roles.

Five Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Five Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Positions

The five Black scholars in new faculty posts are Amanda McLeroy at the University of Rochester in New York, Jabari Asim at Emerson College in Boston, Tara T. Green at the University of Houston, Dawn Bragg at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and Erik Carpenter in the College of Visual Arts at California State University, Fullerton.

Four Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Four Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The four Black scholars in new faculty roles are Richard Price at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Pernella Rowena Deams at Talladega College in Alabama, Cynthia E. Rogers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Omolade Adunbi at the Univerity of Michigan.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

African American Scholar is the First Faculty Hire for the Columbia Climate School

African American Scholar is the First Faculty Hire for the Columbia Climate School

Kristina G. Douglass was the Joyce and Doug Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute and assistant professor of anthropology and African studies at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Douglass’ research focuses on investigating human-environment interaction in Madagascar.

Five Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions or Duties

Five Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions or Duties

The five Black scholars who have been assigned to new roles or duties are Antwan Jones at George Washington University, Kiron Skinner at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, Marty Baylor at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, Bunmi Olatunji at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and James W. Mickens at Harvard University.

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Given New Roles at Major Universities

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Given New Roles at Major Universities

Jonathan Bailey Holland was named to an endowed chair and as director of the School of Music at Carnegie Mellon Unversity in Pittsburgh. Deidre W. Evans, a computer scientist, will lead the Honors Program at Florida A&M University and Gwendolyn Scott-Jones was appointed to an endowed chair at Delaware State University.

Two African American Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Faculty Posts

Two African American Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Faculty Posts

Byron D. Ford was appointed to the M. Wharton Young Endowed Chair in Anatomy at the Howard University College of Medicine and Allison Curseen has been appointed the Cooney Family Assistant Professor at Boston College.

Four Endowed Chairs for Scholars on Race Established at Bowdoin College  in Maine

Four Endowed Chairs for Scholars on Race Established at Bowdoin College in Maine

The college will consider scholars and artists from across the academic spectrum for whose teaching and research will address race, racism, and social justice, with a particular focus on the challenges, histories, movements, and artistic and cultural productions of Black communities in the Americas.

Four Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Four Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new faculty duties are Anita Plummer at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Fiemu Nwariaku at the University of Utah School of Medicine, Maxine Montgomery at Florida State University, and Michael Hill at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions or Duties

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned to New Positions or Duties

Ralph Etienne-Cummings, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Johns Hopkins University, has been given the added duties as vice provost for faculty. Ruth Simmons, who is stepping down as president of Prairie View A&M University in Texas, will take a faculty post, and Major Jackson, a professor of English and director of the creative writing program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, was named to an endowed chair.

Three Black Legal Scholars Are Joining the Faculty at Boston College Law School

Three Black Legal Scholars Are Joining the Faculty at Boston College Law School

Thomas W. Mitchell and Lisa T. Alexander come to Boston College Law from Texas A&M University School of Law, where they co-founded and co-direct the Program in Real Estate and Community Development Law. Jenna Cobb comes to Boston College Law from the Special Litigation Division of the Public Defender Service.

Three Black Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Three Black Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Wunyabari Maloba was appointed to an endowed professorship at the University of Delaware. Phillis Isabella Sheppard was named faculty director of the James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements at Vanderbilt University, and Ama Baafra Abeberese was promoted to associate professor of economics and granted tenure at Wellesley College.

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

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

Richard Baker was named senior vice dean of medical education for the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. Imani N. S. Munyaka is a new assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the University of California, San Diego, and Ted Evans is the new director of entrepreneurship and an instructor in business at Oberlin College in Ohio.

Three Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Three Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Taking on new roles are Norbert L. W. Wilson at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Hiruy Meharena at the University of California, San Diego, and Deidra Hodges at Florida International University in Miami.

Four Black Scholars Who Are Assuming New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Four Black Scholars Who Are Assuming New Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new duties are Richard Wynn at the University of North Florida, Michelle Williams at the University of Connecticut, Lisa Jones at the University of California, San Diego, and Elena FitzPatrick Sifford at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Five African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

Five African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions

The five Black faculty members taking on new roles are Lance Freeman at the University of Pennsylvania, Aerial Ellis at North Carolina Central University, Salamishah Tillet at Rutgers University-Newark, Marcelle Haddix at Syracuse University in New York, and Charlene Gilbert at Ohio State University.

Temple University's Africology and African American Studies Adds Four Faculty Members

Temple University’s Africology and African American Studies Adds Four Faculty Members

There are four new faculty members in the department of Africology and African American studies in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia: Ifetayo Flannery, Kimani Nehusi, Reynaldo Anderson, and Nah Doe.

Four Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Four Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

The Black scholars appointed to new posts are Deval L. Patrick at Harvard University, Kristie Soares at the University of Colorado Boulder, Kirsten Pai Buick at the University of New Mexico, and Jane Okech at the University of Vermont.