Faculty

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.

Six Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Six Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Appointed to new posts are Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr. at the University of Rochester, Hakeem Tijani at Morgan State University, LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant at Williams College, Alexis Smith Washington at Oklahoma State University, Bryan Washington at Rice University, and Tonya Perry of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

A Trio of African American Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

A Trio of African American Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles at Cynthia Oliver, a professor of dance at the University of Illinois, Bradford Grant a professor architecture at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Alexander X. Byrd, an associate professor of history at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Four Black Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

Four Black Scholars Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Major Universities

The four Black scholars named to endowed chairs are Barbara Ransby at the University Illinois at Chicago, Kiese Laymon at the University of Mississippi. Annette Gordon-Reed at Harvard University, and Wayne A. I. Frederick at Howard University.

Eight Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments or Duties

Eight Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments or Duties

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.

Hendrix College in Arkansas Announces the Hiring of Three Black Women to Its Faculty

Hendrix College in Arkansas Announces the Hiring of Three Black Women to Its Faculty

At Hendrix College, a liberal arts educational institution in Conway, Arkansas, Jericka S. Battle and Rosilyn Sanders were hired as instructors of psychology and Latorya D. Hicks was appointed an assistant professor of chemistry.

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 N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba at Cornell University, Lolita Buckner Inniss at Southern Methodist University, Lee H. Butler Jr. at Phillips Theological Seminary, Teresa A. Nance at Villanova University, and Angela Jordan Davis at American University.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Four Black Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Four Black Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Kevin Haggard at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Lisa Beckley-Roberts at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Jamal Duncan in the School of Music at Arizona State Univerity, and Moses T. Kairo of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Black Faculty at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Air Their Grievances

Black Faculty at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Air Their Grievances

Recently a group of faculty from underrepresented groups held an online meeting with the chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where they aired a number of grievances.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

The four Black scholars taking on new assignments are Nwando Achebe at Michigan State University, Anthony Burrow at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Jessica M. Pena at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, and Adia Harvey Wingfield at Washington University in St. Louis.

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.