Faculty

Five African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Five African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

The five Black faculty members in new roles are Clay S. Gloster Jr. at North Carolina A&T State University, Terry-Ann Jones at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Sean Edmund Rogers at the University of Rhode Island, Kevin Holcomb at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, and John Wallace at the University of Pittsburgh.

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are J. Camille Hall at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Terrell Strayhorn at Virginia Union University, Shawn Ricks at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, Dwayne Mack at Berea College in Kentucky and Gerald Cannon at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio.

Four Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Four Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Duties

Taking on new duties are Anderson Sunda-Meya at Xavier University in New Orleans, Julianne Vernon at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Malika Jeffries-EL at Boston University, and John Brown at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

A Handful of African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

A Handful of African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Appointed to new positions are William H. Robinson at Vanderbilt University, Morgan D. Kirby at Texas Southern University, Shearon Roberts at Xavier University of Louisiana, Artel Great at San Francisco State University, and Herman Beavers at the University of Pennsylvania.

A Major Faculty Hire for The New School in New York City

A Major Faculty Hire for The New School in New York City

Dr. Darrick Hamilton will hold an endowed chair and serve as a University Professor and the founding director of the newly created Institute for the Study of Race, Stratification and Political Economy at The New School.

A Major Black Faculty Hire at Boston University

A Major Black Faculty Hire at Boston University

Ibram X. Kendi, one of the nation’s leading scholars and historians of racism, will join Boston University’s faculty on July 1 and launch the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Since 2017, he has served on the faculty at American University in Washington, D.C.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

A Quartet of Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new teaching roles are Vanessa Williams at New York University, Bonzo Reddick at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Georgia, Miriam Merrill at Pomona College in Claremont, California, and Titichia M. Jackson at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

New Assignments for Five African American Scholars in Academia

New Assignments for Five African American Scholars in Academia

The five Black scholars taking on new duties or positions are J. Luke Wood at San Diego State University, Riché J. Daniel Barnes at Mount Holyoke College, Destine Nock at Carnegie Mellon University, André L. Churchwell at Vanderbilt University, and Sampson Gholston at the University of Alabama at Huntsville.

Three African American Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles

Three African American Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles

Taking on new assignments are Eletra Gilchrist-Petty at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, George C. Wright at the University of Kentucky, and David Walton at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Joe William Trotter, Jr. Is Appointed a University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

Joe William Trotter, Jr. Is Appointed a University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

Joe William Trotter, Jr. is the Giant Eagle Professor of History and Social Justice at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the past chair of the history department and founded and directs the university’s Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy.

Three African American Women Faculty Taking on New Assignments

Three African American Women Faculty Taking on New Assignments

Namandje Bumpus was named chair of a department at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Cassandra Extavour was named a Harvard College Professor and associate professor Amoaba Gooden was appointed interim vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Kent State University in Ohio.

Fred Bonner II to Edit New Book Series on Racial and Gender Diversity in the Academy

Fred Bonner II to Edit New Book Series on Racial and Gender Diversity in the Academy

Fred A. Bonner II a professor in the department of educational leadership and counseling at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, has announced the launching of a book series, “Diverse Faculty in the Academy,” with Routledge Publishers.

West Virginia University Surgeon Appointed as a Special Advisor to the Federal Government

West Virginia University Surgeon Appointed as a Special Advisor to the Federal Government

Dr. Hayanga will bring his proficiency in both ECMO and public health policy to an expert panel with the RAND Corporation, a non-profit research organization that advises the government on matters of healthcare and defense.

Princeton University Adds a Major African American Scholar to Its Faculty

Princeton University Adds a Major African American Scholar to Its Faculty

Ismail White joins the Princeton University faculty this fall as a professor of politics and public affairs. Since 2018, he has taught at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Since 2015, he has served as director of Survey Research at the Joint Center for Political and Research Studies in Washington, D.C.

Three Black Scholars Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Three Black Scholars Promoted to Full Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

The three African American scholars who were promoted to full professor are Tyson King-Meadows in political science, Kimberly Moffitt in the doctoral program in Language, Literacy, and Culture, and Shawn M. Bediako in psychology.

Two African American Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Assignments

Two African American Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Given New Assignments

Karen D. Morgan was named senior vice president for academic affairs at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Bianca Harris was appointed director of the new online master’s degree program in criminal justice at Meredith College in Raleigh.

Three African American Women Scholars Who Are Embarking on New Assignments

Three African American Women Scholars Who Are Embarking on New Assignments

The three women scholars who are taking on new duties are Joelle A. Murchison of the University of Connecticut, Marietta Simpson, a Rudy Professor of Music in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and Erica Cooper of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

William Kisaalita Named a University Professor at the University of Georgia

William Kisaalita Named a University Professor at the University of Georgia

William Kisaalita, the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Engineering, has been named a University Professor at the University of Georgia. He has served as chair of biological engineering and as associate director of the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities.

Three African American Scholars in New Academic Roles at Colleges and Universities

Three African American Scholars in New Academic Roles at Colleges and Universities

Jeff Scott was appointed associate professor at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. Constance Meadors was appointed associate professor of engineering at the Univesity of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Nisha Botchwey, an associate professor, was appointed associate dean of academic programs in professional education at Georgia Tech.

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Bunmi O. Olatunji was appointed to the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in Social and Natural Sciences and Duane G. Watson was appointed to the Frank W. Mayborn Chair at Peabody College at Vanderbilt University.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Jane Andayi Opiri has joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Donald Mitchell Jr., a professor of higher education, was named chief diversity officer at Bellarmine University in Louisville. Latesha Warren was promoted at Georgia Gwinnett College and Professor Anne Mungai was named associate provost at Adelphi University in New York.

Two Black Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Two Black Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Sekile M. Nzinga has been gi en the added duties of interim chief diversity officer and associate provost for diversity and inclusion at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and Karleah Harris has been appointed assistant professor in the department of human sciences at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Three African American Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

Three African American Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

The Black women scholars who have been assigned new responsibilities are Teresa Y. Smith at the SUNYb Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, Toni Sims-Muhammad at Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina, and Stephanie White at the University of Kentucky.

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Jacqueline Jones LaMon at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, Gavin Washington of Kentucky State University, Brandy Faulkner at Virginia Tech, Jacqueline Hill at Bowie State University in Maryland, and Lisa E. Farrington at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The Black faculty members in new roles are Brenda S. Faison at North Carolina Central University, Jacquelyn Meshelemiah at Ohio State University, Colin Martin at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Tera Jordan at iowa State University, and Yvette Butler at the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Three African American Scholars to Assume Department Chairs at College and Universities

Three African American Scholars to Assume Department Chairs at College and Universities

Tonya Butler was appointed chair of music business and management at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Samuel Johnson was named interim chair of the department of radiology at Wayne State University in Detroit and Tracy Dunbar will head the agriculture department at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Syracuse University Announces New Efforts to Boost Faculty Diversity

Syracuse University Announces New Efforts to Boost Faculty Diversity

The new initiatives will provide academic departments with funds from the central administration to share a greater proportion of the costs of new hires from underrepresented groups.

Harvard Business School Alumni Seeks Greater Diversity at Their Alma Mater

Harvard Business School Alumni Seeks Greater Diversity at Their Alma Mater

There are currently 56 African Americans (6.2 percent) in the latest 900-member class at Harvard Business School. At the present time, only two of the 100 tenured faculty members are Black.

Three African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Three African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Taking on new duties are Simone T.A. Phipps, of Middle Georgia State University in Macon, Thelma Hurd at the University of California, Merced, and Raegan W. Durant, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Division of Preventive Medicine.

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Simmons University

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships at Simmons University

The School of Social Work at Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts, has appointed two Black scholars to endowed professorships. They are Johnnie Hamilton-Mason and Hugo Kamya.

Yale Renews Faculty Diversity Effort for Another Five Years

Yale Renews Faculty Diversity Effort for Another Five Years

There are 85 Black ladder faculty at Yale. They make up 3.2 percent of all tenured or tenure-track faculty. In 2018, eight Black ladder faculty were hired, making up 3 percent of all new hires. Eight Black ladder faculty left Yale in 2017.

Three African American Women Scholars Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Three African American Women Scholars Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Mignon R. Moore was promoted to full professor of sociology at Barnard College in New York. Professor Suzanne Weekes was named associate dean at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Tracy L. Jackson will direct the physicians assistant program at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York.

Sub-Saharan African Nations Sending the Most Scholars to Teach at U.S. Colleges and Universities

Sub-Saharan African Nations Sending the Most Scholars to Teach at U.S. Colleges and Universities

In the 2015-16 academic year, there were 2,057 scholars from sub-Saharan African nations teaching at U.S. colleges and universities. This is up 3.4 percent from the 2014-15 academic year. But the long-term trend is down.

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

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

Leon Prieto of Clayton State University in Georgia was named an associate research fellow at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. Adrienne Morgan was appointed as an associate vice president of equity and inclusion at the University of Rochester and Professor Calvin R. Walker was named executive vice chancellor at Southern University in Louisiana.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Undertaking New Assignments in Higher Education

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Undertaking New Assignments in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Renita W. Marshall at Southern Univerity in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, André J. Thomas at the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, Chassidy Bozeman at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and Akinwumi Ogundiran at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Four Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Four Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The four scholars beginning new duties are Sheria D. Rowe at St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Alvin Thomas at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Adia Harvey Wingfield at Washington University in St. Louis, and Nicole Mitchell at the University of Pittsburgh.