Faculty

A Quartet of African Americans Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles

A Quartet of African Americans Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles

The African American scholars who are taking on new assignments are Leelannee Malin of Howard University in Washington, D.C., Chris Lebron of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, John Gates at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and Monica Baskin of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Blacks Making Only Snail-Like Progress in Closing the Racial Gap in Faculty Posts

Blacks Making Only Snail-Like Progress in Closing the Racial Gap in Faculty Posts

In 2017, Blacks made up 5.5 percent of all instructional faculty members in U.S. higher education. Eight years earlier in 2009, Blacks were 5.4 percent of all instructional faculty. In 2017, Blacks were only 3.8 percent of all full professors.

Four Black Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Four Black Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Appointed to dean posts are Adrienne C. Webber at Grambling State University in Louisiana, Tameka Angela Harper at Tuskegee University in Alabama, Enku Gelaye at Emory University in Alabama, and Valerie Ashby at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Five African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Five African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Taking on new roles are Gloria Boutte at the University of South Carolina, Katherine Jolly at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio, Cedric M. Bright at East Carolina University, Ulysses Owens Jr. at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, and Allan Richards of the University of Kentucky.

Three African American Scholars Appointed to New Teaching Posts at Colleges and  Universities

Three African American Scholars Appointed to New Teaching Posts at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new teaching assignments are Sherika Hill at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Otis W. Brawley at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Stephen Hayes at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Six African American Scholars Appointed to Faculty Posts at Colleges and Universities

Six African American Scholars Appointed to Faculty Posts at Colleges and Universities

The five faculty members taking on new assignments are Telissah Williams at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Vanessa K. Valdés at the City University of New York, Conuelo Wilkins at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Nicole M. Mitchell at the University of Pittsburgh, and Tanisha M. Jackson at Ohio State University.

A Pair of African American Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

A Pair of African American Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

Allyson Watson has been named dean of the College of Education at Florida A&M University and William R. Moultrie has been named interim dean of University College at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

Three African American Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles

Three African American Women Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles

Collette Chapman-Hilliard of the University of Georgia has been appointed to the editorial board of The Counseling Psychologist. Afua Hirsh at the University of Southern California and Melanye Price at Prairie View A&M University i n Texas have been appointed to endowed professorships.

Six Schools of Public Affairs Launch New Diversity Alliance

Six Schools of Public Affairs Launch New Diversity Alliance

The new Public Affairs Diversity Alliance seeks to encourage and sustain a pipeline of diverse candidates for faculty positions in criminal justice, policy, and public administration at the six participating schools.

Two Black Male Medical School Professors Who Are Taking on New Roles

Two Black Male Medical School Professors Who Are Taking on New Roles

Russell Reid has been named the first Bernard G. Sarnat M.D. Professor in the department of surgery at the University of Chicago School of Medicine and Patrick Nana-Sinkam, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been elected as a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

New Duties for Three African American Faculty Members

New Duties for Three African American Faculty Members

The three African American scholars taking on new duties are Kafui Dzirasa of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Steve Swayne at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and Monica A. Coleman at the University of Delaware.

Three African American Scholars Assigned to New University Teaching Posts

Three African American Scholars Assigned to New University Teaching Posts

Taking on new faculty assignments are Cesunica Ivey at the University of California, Riverside, Erica Edwards at Wayne State University in Detroit, and Lawrence Jackson at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

New Teaching Assignments for a Trio of African American Scholars

New Teaching Assignments for a Trio of African American Scholars

The Three African Americans in new faculty posts are Kandis Leslie Gilliard-AbdulAziz at the University of California, Riverside, Sonia M. Gipson Rankin at the University of New Mexico School of Law, and Teju Cole, who will teach creative writing at Harvard University.

New Assignments for Five African American Faculty Members

New Assignments for Five African American Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Said Ibrahim at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, Narda E. Alcorn at Yale University, Melicia Whitt-Glover at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, Keith C. Ferdinand at Tulane University in New Orleans and Ruby L. Perry of Tuskegee University in Alabama.

University of Virginia Creating 20 Research Professorships in Democracy and Equity

University of Virginia Creating 20 Research Professorships in Democracy and Equity

The new professorships will be awarded on a rotating basis to eligible faculty members for two or three-year terms. They will foster research and teaching innovation around various topics related to democracy and equity.

Three New African American Faculty Members at Colgate University in New York

Three New African American Faculty Members at Colgate University in New York

The three African Americans appointed to the faculty at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, are Kyle Bass in the theater department, Brenda Sanya in educational studies, and Courtney Young as professor and University Librarian.

New Roles for a Quartet of African American Faculty Members

New Roles for a Quartet of African American Faculty Members

Taking on new duties are Rebecca Davis at Simmons University in Boston, Sharon M. Howell at Saint Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Adanna Jones at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and Tracey Fleming of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.

Three African American Men Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Three African American Men Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Appointed to new faculty roles are David Van Valen at the California Institute of Technology, Lawrence Ralph at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Will Power at Spelman College in Atlanta.

Three Black Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions at State Universities

Three Black Women Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions at State Universities

Taking on new assignments are Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University, Leslie R. Walker-Harding at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and Elizabeth Evans at Mississippi Valley State University.

Clemson University Launches New Center for Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Educators

Clemson University Launches New Center for Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Educators

Faculty from Clemson will work with education and community leaders in local districts to get minority students interested in teaching at an earlier age and ease their transition from K-12 to two- and then four-year institutions of teacher education.

Three African American Men Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Three African American Men Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Walter Rucker, Eddie Glaude Jr., and Reginald McGee were named to new positions in academia.

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

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

Taking on new assignments are Nikki Young at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Patrick T. Smith at Duke University in North Carolina, Bayo Holsey at Emory University in Atlanta, Maurice Emmanuel Parent at Boston College, and Tera Hunter at Princeton University in New Jersey.

Six African American Faculty Members Taking on New Roles or Assignments

Six African American Faculty Members Taking on New Roles or Assignments

Taking on new roles are Cymone Fourshey at Bucknell University, David Emmanuel Goatley at Duke University, Michael K. Fauntroy at Howard University, Tiffany Gayle Chenault at Salem State University, Desmond Patton at Columbia University, and Patricia Williams Lessane at the College of Charleston.

Cornell Provost Increases Spending Towards Supporting Faculty Diversity

Cornell Provost Increases Spending Towards Supporting Faculty Diversity

This additional funding will bring total spending toward recruiting and retaining faculty from underrepresented groups to more than $60 million over the next five years.

Three African Americans at Syracuse University Taking on New Roles

Three African Americans at Syracuse University Taking on New Roles

Kishi Animashaun Ducre was named associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College of Arts & Sciences. Karen Davis was appointed interim assistant dean for inclusive excellence in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and Dawit Negussey is the Graduate Dean’s Faculty Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion.

Four New Black Professors at Amherst College in Massachusetts

Four New Black Professors at Amherst College in Massachusetts

The four new Black faculty members at the highly rated liberal arts college are Karamatou Yacoubou Djima in mathematics, Dwight A. Carey in art and the history of art, Jakina Debnam in economics, and Marc Edwards in biology.

Eleven Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Eleven Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s listing of African American faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Seven Black Scholars Appointed Department Chairs at Bowie State University in Maryland

Seven Black Scholars Appointed Department Chairs at Bowie State University in Maryland

The new department chairs at Bowie State University in Maryland are LaTanya Brown-Robertson, Gina Lewis, Wilbur Parker, George Ude, Altwan Whitefield, Otis Williams, and Azene Zenebe.

New Duties for 13 Black Faculty Members in Higher Education

New Duties for 13 Black Faculty Members in Higher Education

Here is this week’s listing of African American faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Six Black Faculty Members in New Posts at Brown University in Rhode Island

Six Black Faculty Members in New Posts at Brown University in Rhode Island

The new Black faculty members at Brown University are Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman in American studies and English, Lisa Biggs in Africana studies, Kevin Quashie in English, RaMell Ross in visual art, Brandon Ogbunugafor in ecology and environmental biology, and Patience Moyo in health services.

Seven New African American Faculty at Winston-Salem State University

Seven New African American Faculty at Winston-Salem State University

The new African American faculty members at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina are Douglas Bates, Chinno Ingram, Quiteya D. Walker, La-Tika S. Douthit, Aaron Goodson, Radscheda Nobles, and Rennae Stowe.

Nine Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Nine Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Here is this week’s listing of African American faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Morgan State University in Baltimore Adds a Married Couple to Its STEM Faculty

Morgan State University in Baltimore Adds a Married Couple to Its STEM Faculty

Willie S. Rockward has been appointed professor of physics and chair of the department of physics and engineering physics and Michelle L. Rockward has been appointed assistant to the chair and lecturer in the department of mathematics at Morgan State University.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new roles are David Green of the North Carolina Central University School of Law, Gymama Slaughter at Old Dominion University, Ayanna Thompson at Arizona State University, and Ingrid Ruffin at the University of Tennessee.

Two African American Scholars in New Positions at Colleges

Two African American Scholars in New Positions at Colleges

Arianne Bazilio is a new assistant professor of environmental science and chemistry at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and Ralph F. Murphy II was named the James K. Polk Diversity Faculty Fellow for Business, Legal, and Information Systems at Illinois Central College in East Peoria.

Two African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments at HBCUs

Two African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments at HBCUs

April L. Jones was appointed chair of the department of social work at Tuskegee University in Alabama and Monique L. Akassi was named associate provost for faculty affairs at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida.