Faculty

Five African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Roles

Five African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned New Roles

Taking on new positions or duties are Derrick R. Brooms at the University of Tennessee, Shona Tuck at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Christopher Schell at the University of California, Berkeley, Deidre Pearson at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and D’Jaris Coles-White at Western Michigan University.

Six African American Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties in Higher Education

Six African American Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new assignments are Kimberly Mayfield at Holy Names University in Oakland, Hugh Mighty at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Thelma Hurd at the University of California, Merced, Martell Teasley at the University of Utah, DeAnnah Byrd at Arizona State University, and Castel V. Sweet at the University of Mississippi.

Bowdoin College in Maine Has Established Four Endowed Chairs to Honor Black Alumni

Bowdoin College in Maine Has Established Four Endowed Chairs to Honor Black Alumni

Bowdoin College, the highly rated liberal arts college in Brunswick, Maine, has announced the creation of four new endowed faculty professorships that honor distinguished Black graduates of the college. The four new chairs will honor Matthew D. Branche, Iris W. Davis. Rasuli Lewis, and Frederic Morrow.

Jelani Favors Appointed to an Endowed Chair at North Carolina A&T State University

Jelani Favors Appointed to an Endowed Chair at North Carolina A&T State University

The Henry E. Frye Distinguished Professorship is named for an American judge and politician who served as the first African American chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Judge Frye and his wife, Shirley, are graduates of North Carolina A&T State University and established the endowed faculty position.

Six Black Scholars Who Have Been Given New Faculty Assignments

Six Black Scholars Who Have Been Given New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new positions are Bianca Baldridge at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Stephen Buckley at Duke University in North Carolina, Joshua Bartholomew at the Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas, Emily Greenwood at Princeton University in New Jersey, Warrick Moses at Syracuse University in New York, and Charles Peterson at Oberlin College in Ohio.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five African American Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five African American Scholars

Taking on new roles are Bruce Milton Jackson at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, Roslyn Satchel at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, Johnny Rice II at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Ebony Copeland at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Chantel Smith at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

Six Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

Six Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments in Higher Education

Appointed to new faculty posts are Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. at Texas Christian University, Tekla Ali Johnson at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, Virgil Goodwine at Wilberforce University in Ohio, Delali Kumavie at Syracuse University in New York, Patrese A. Robinson-Drummer at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, and Sierra Williams at Claremont McKenna College in California.

Three African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Three African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

James McLeod was appointed chair of the department of music at Wilberforce University in Ohio. Phillis Isabella Sheppard was appointed the inaugural director of the James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements at Vanderbilt University and Kirsten T. Edwards was appointed associate professor of educational policy studies at Florida International University.

African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned to New Roles

African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned to New Roles

The five Black faculty members who have been promoted or assigned to new posts are Jospeh Jordan at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dorothy E. Hines at the University of Kansas, Karida Brown at Fisk University in Nashville, John Francis at the Yale School of Medicine, and Deidra Hodges at Florida International University in Miami.

Three Women Join the African American and African Studies Department at Michigan State

Three Women Join the African American and African Studies Department at Michigan State

Three new scholars in the department of African American and African studies at Michigan State University – Trimiko Melancon, LeConté Dill, and Gianina K. Lockley – will help strengthen and broaden the base of expertise in the department bringing a focus on Black feminisms, Black genders studies, and Black sexualities studies.   

Five Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Five Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Takin on new duties are Dennis Mitchell at Columbia University, Nandi A. Marshall at Georgia Southern University, Allison Leggett at the University of California, Los Angeles, Bryan Dewsbury at Florida International University in Miami, and Djamali Muhoza at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

A Trio of Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

A Trio of Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Dedric Carter, a professor of practice at Washington University in St. Louis, was named the inaugural vice chancellor for innovation and chief commercialization officer at the university. Kalenda Eaton, an associate professor at the University of Oklahoma, will direct Oklahoma research for the Black Homesteader Project, and Bayo Akinfemi has joined the faculty at the University of Southern California.

Five African American Educators Who Are Taking on New University Assignments

Five African American Educators Who Are Taking on New University Assignments

Taking on new roles are La Toya Hart at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Ivory W. Lyles at Oregon State University, Erin H. Moore at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Leon C. Prieto at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, and Nicholl Montgomery at Simmons University in Boston.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Have Taken on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Have Taken on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Professor Marc E. Morris was named interim associate provost for academic administration at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Traci Griffith was named an associate professor of communications at Simmons University. Tryan L. McMickens was appointed associate professor of higher education at North Carolina Central University and Scorpio Rogers is a new vice president at Mercy College.

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 Dan Smith at the University of Delaware, KMarie King at Albany Medical College, Derris Devost-Burnett of Mississippi State University, and Bebonchu Atems at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.

New Assignments for Six African American Faculty Members

New Assignments for Six African American Faculty Members

Taking on new assignments are Kamilla Alexander at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Kenneth Anderson at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Lisa Armstrong at the University of California, Berkeley, Lenora Green-Turner at the University of Arkansas, Brian Simmons at Texas Southern University, and Rachel E. Bernard at Amherst College in Massachusetts.

Five Black Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Posts

Five Black Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Posts

Taking on new roles or titles are Shannon Clowney Johnson at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas, Tracy Heather Strain at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, Muriel Poston at Claremont McKenna College in California, Safiya Sinclair at Arizona State University, and Charmaine Royal at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Five Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Five Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Taking on new faculty posts are Constance Iloh at Azuza Pacific University in California, Michael McElroy at the University of Michigan, Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Lamonte Aidoo at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Julie Dash at Spelman College in Atlanta.

Five Black Scholars Taking on New University Faculty Assignments

Five Black Scholars Taking on New University Faculty Assignments

Taking on new roles are Garrett L. Washington at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Marjuyua Lartey at the University of Southern Mississippi, Darius Young at Florida A&M University, LaTasha Barnes at Arizona State University, and Gregory K. Freeland at California Lutheran University.

Washington University in St. Louis Makes the First Selections in Its Cluster Hire on Race

Washington University in St. Louis Makes the First Selections in Its Cluster Hire on Race

Washington University in St. Louis is welcoming the first round of faculty members identified through its race and ethnicity cluster hire initiative, a multi-year effort to build a world-class and interdisciplinary research program on race. Four new faculty members have been hired. Ultimately, 13 faculty members will be hired by fall 2022.

Five Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Postitions

Five Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Faculty Postitions

Taking on new faculty assignments are Mignon Jacobs at Virginia Union University, David Briscoe at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Ayoka Chenzira at Spelman College in Atlanta, Alena Allen at the University of Arkansas, and Nicole R. Fleetwood at New York University.

Three Black Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs at the North Carolina Central University School of Law

Three Black Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs at the North Carolina Central University School of Law

North Carolina University School of Law in Durham has announced the appointment of three faculty members to endowed professorships at the law school. They are Irving L. Joyner, Malik Edwards, and Reginald Mombrum

Four Black Men Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Four Black Men Who Are Taking on New Faculty Assignments

The four Black men in new faculty roles are Calvin Nobles at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Jeffrey Wray at Michigan State University, Dexter Gordon at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and Chris Walker at the University of Madison-Wisconsin.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

The four scholars taking on new duties are Yohannes Haile-Selassie at Arizona State University, Cindy Crusto at the Yale School of Medicine, Patrick McPhail Martin at North Carolina A&T State University, and Ceasar McDowell at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

A Quartet of Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

Taking on new faculty assignments are Antron Mahoney at Ohio Wesleyan University, Darryl Singleton at Washington State University, Sharrelle Barber at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and Bimpe Z. Adenusi at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Three Black Professors Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

Three Black Professors Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Vanderbilt University in Nashville

C. André Christie-Mizell was appointed to the Centennial Chair in Sociology. Michael Eric Dyson was named to the NEH Centennial Professorship and Major Jackson was appointed to the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in the Humanities.

Four African American Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Four African American Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Chanita Hughes-Halbert and Colman Domingo are joining the faculty at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Paula Hammond has been appointed an Institute Professor at MIT and Stephanie Luster-Teasley, a professor of engineering at North Carolina A&T State University, was named vice provost for undergraduate education.

Four African American Scholars Appoointed to New Teaching Posts at Major Universities

Four African American Scholars Appoointed to New Teaching Posts at Major Universities

The scholars in new faculty posts are Kwame Dawes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nadia Brown at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Christopher Wayne Robinson at the Pennsylvania State University Allegheny Campus in McKeesport, and Roderick A. Ferguson at Yale Universsity.

Faculty at HBCUs Face a Large Pay Gap Compared to Their Peers at Predominently White Institutions

Faculty at HBCUs Face a Large Pay Gap Compared to Their Peers at Predominently White Institutions

A new report from the National Education Association finds a large pay gap for faculty who teach at historically Black colleges and universities compared to their colleagues at predominantly White institutions. Faculty teaching at HBCUs earned $69,180, on average, compared to $87,384 for faculty at non-HBCUs.

Four African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New University Assignments

Four African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New University Assignments

Taking on new positions in the academic world are Tammy Kernodle, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Titus Underwood at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Leroy Long III at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Dayton Beach, Florida, and Amoaba Gooden at Kent State University in Ohio.

State University of New York Aims to Diversify Its Faculty

State University of New York Aims to Diversify Its Faculty

Today, only 4 percent of the faculty members in the state system are Black. Now in its second year, the Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion and Growth (PRODiG) program has resulted in 41 percent of all new faculty hires being from underrepresented groups.

A Quartet of Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

A Quartet of Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Taking on new assignments are Tracey Osbourne of the University of California, Merced, Alan Tita at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dave D. Weatherspoon at Michigan State University, and Felicia Griffin-Fennell at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Three African Americans Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorhips

Three African Americans Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Professorhips

Deana Lawson was named to an endowed chair in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. Darren Lenard Hutchinson is the inaugural John Lewis Chair for Civil Rights and Social Justice at the Emory University School of Law and Sanyu Mojola was appointed the Maurice P. During Professor of Demographic Studies at Princeton University.

Black Faculty Are Vastly Underrepresented at Southern Colleges and Universities

Black Faculty Are Vastly Underrepresented at Southern Colleges and Universities

The Southern Regional Education Board has released new data that shows only 9.2 percent of full- and part-time faculty members are Black at public four-year institutions in the 16-state region. Nearly 18 percent of all undergraduate students at these educational institutions are African Americans.

Study Finds That Black Women Faculty Perceive Unfairness in Workloads and Recognition

Study Finds That Black Women Faculty Perceive Unfairness in Workloads and Recognition

The study found that women of color are more likely to be asked to do service, especially around diversity issues. And they perceive that their departments are less likely to credit their important work through departmental rewards systems than White men.

Three Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Three Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Dionne Danns, a professor of education, was named to an endowed chair at Indiana University. Eric Mvukiyehe has been appointed assistant professor of political science at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Ashia Wilson recently joined the department of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT.