Faculty

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 duties are LaKami Baker at Auburn University in Alabama, Ikemefuna Agbanusi at Colorado College, Sheryl Kennedy Haydel at Louisiana State University, Anthony Troy Adams at Kentucky State University, and January O’Neil at the University of Mississippi.

Four African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Four African American Scholars Taking on New Assignments

The four Black faculty members who are taking on new roles are Ravi Perry at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Kathleen Dorsey Bellow at Xavier University in New Orleans, Narketta Sparkman-Key at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and Rodney Priestly at Princeton University in New Jersey.

Penn State Hires Nine Scholars in African American or Diaspora Studies

Penn State Hires Nine Scholars in African American or Diaspora Studies

Pennsylvania State University has announced that it has hired nine scholars who will all be affiliated with the university’s department of African American studies. Seven of the nine hires are Black scholars.

The Snail-Like Progress of Black Scholars on College and University Faculties

The Snail-Like Progress of Black Scholars on College and University Faculties

In 1997, Blacks made up 5 percent of all college and university faculty, compared to 6 percent 20 years later in 2017. At this rate of progress, the percentage of Blacks on the faculties of American colleges and universities would not reach parity with the percentage of Black enrollments for 160 years.

New Assignments for a Trio of African American Faculty Members

New Assignments for a Trio of African American Faculty Members

Stacie J. Fairley is joining the faculty on the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Gary Bailey, a professor of practice in the School of Social Work at Simmons University in Boston, was named an assistant dean, and Sarah J. Williams joined the faculty at Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson Law School.

Four Black Scholars Appointed to New Posts in Academia

Four Black Scholars Appointed to New Posts in Academia

Taking on new assignments are Gbemende Johnson at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, Dwight Radcliff Jr. at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, Raymond E. Samuel at North Carolina A&T State University, and Martha Dawson of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

New Assignments for a Half Dozen African American Faculty Members

New Assignments for a Half Dozen African American Faculty Members

Taking on new duties are Rose Shumba at Bowie State University, James Manigault-Bryant at Williams College, Brian McGowan at American University, Cedric Merlin Powell at the University of Louisville, William L. Lake Jr. at SUNY-Potsdam, and Kim LeDuff at the University of West Florida.

Harvard Economist Roland Fryer Suspended Without Pay for Two Years

Harvard Economist Roland Fryer Suspended Without Pay for Two Years

Multiple women who worked in his Education Innovation Laboratory had accused Professor Fryer of inappropriate sexual conduct at work that created a hostile work environment. Dr. Fryer has admitted to telling inappropriate jokes at work but denies he created a hostile working environment.

New Assignments for Five Black Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Five Black Faculty Members at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new duties are Ngonidzashe Munemo at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Dan-el Padilla Peralta at Princeton University, Douglas M. Haynes at the University of California, Irvine, Frances Williams at Tennessee State University, and Eric Mayes at the University of Arkansas.

Xavier University in New Orleans Promotes Four Black Faculty Members

Xavier University in New Orleans Promotes Four Black Faculty Members

Xavier University of Louisiana, the historically Black educational institution in New Orleans that is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church has announced the promotion of eight faculty members. Four of these promotions went to Black scholars. They are Lamartine Meda, Circecie Olatunji, Anderson Sunda-Meya, and Brian Turner.

Six African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles in Academia

Six African American Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Roles in Academia

Taking on new assignments are Nefertiti Walker at the University of Massachusetts, Desmond U. Patton at Columbia University, Lolita Buckner Inniss at Southern Methodist University, Linda White at LeMoyne-Owen College, Jean Beaman at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Wayne Brewer at Texas Woman’s University.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five African American Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five African American Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Maria del Guadalupe “Lupe” Davidson at West Virginia University, Jessica Scoffield of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Tina M. Harris at Louisiana State University, Rodney Priestley at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Lynette Yarger at Pennsylvania State University.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments in the Academic World

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments in the Academic World

Taking on new roles are Audrey Bennett of the University of Michigan, Billy Childs at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Stephanie Y. Evans at Georgia State University, and William C. McCoy at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Five African American Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Five African American Women Faculty Members Taking on New Roles

Taking on new assignments are Barbara Krauthamer at the University of Massachusetts, Jaqueline Leonard of the University of Wyoming, Denise Ross at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Sheila Walker at Scripps College in Claremont, California, and Nicole Roebuck at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Two African American Scholars Appointed to New Academic Posts

Two African American Scholars Appointed to New Academic Posts

Professor Tonya Smith-Jackson has been named senior vice provost for academic affairs at North Carolina A&T State University and Eric M. Glover has been named an adjunct assistant professor of dramaturgy and dramatic criticism at the Yale School of Drama.

New Faculty Appointments for Five African American Scholars

New Faculty Appointments for Five African American Scholars

Taking on new assignments are Alondra Nelson at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, Keith A. Alford at Syracuse University, Kendall M. Campbell at East Carolina University, Duane Lee Hollland Jr. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Curtis Davis. Jr. at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Four Black Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Four Black Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Taking on new assignments are Daniel A. Summerhill at California State University, Monterey Bay, Sharlene Newman at Indiana University, Meleko Mokgosi at at the Yale School of Art, and William H. Robinson at Vanderbilt University.

Three African-American Scholars Join the Department of English at Cornell University

Three African-American Scholars Join the Department of English at Cornell University

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, recently announced that it had hired three African American scholars to teach in its English department this coming fall. They are Derrick Spires, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, and Chelsea Mikael Frazier.

Four Black Faculty Members Taking on New Academic Assignments

Four Black Faculty Members Taking on New Academic Assignments

Assuming new duties are Dorinda Carter Andrews at Michigan State University, Nkiru Nzegwu at Binghamton University in New York, Enobong “Anna” Branch at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Sean K. Skeete at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Wisconsin Law School Establishes First Endowed Chair Named for an African American

Wisconsin Law School Establishes First Endowed Chair Named for an African American

Professor James E. Jones, a 1956 alumnus, joined the law school faculty in 1969, making him the first African-American faculty member. Professor Jones died in 2014.

Rutgers University Allocates $20 Million Towards Hiring Diverse Faculty

Rutgers University Allocates $20 Million Towards Hiring Diverse Faculty

The program, now totaling more than $40 million, will provide half the salary support for the first three years of each newly hired faculty member’s service at Rutgers, along with additional funds to support mentoring and retention.

Five African American Men in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Five African American Men in New Faculty Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new teaching assignments are Robert Moses at Mills College in Oakland, Harold Briggs at the University of Georgia, Philip Lima at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Demarre McGill at the University of Cincinnati, and Tyree Daye at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Harvard University Making Strides In Faculty Diversity

Harvard University Making Strides In Faculty Diversity

Since 2004, tenured-track appointments at Harvard University are up 54 percent for underrepresented minorities, which is particularly striking since the overall number of tenure-track faculty has decreased by 18 percent over the same time period.

Two Black Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships at Yale University

Two Black Scholars Named to Endowed Professorships at Yale University

At Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, Daphne Ann Brooks has been named the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of African American Studies and Anton M. Bennett has been named the Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Pharmacology.

Three African American Faculty Members Receive New Assignments

Three African American Faculty Members Receive New Assignments

Taking on new roles are Deondra Rose at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, Eric Ashley Hairston at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Sean Seymore at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

A Pair of African American Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions

A Pair of African American Faculty Members Appointed to New Positions

Kelli V. Randall, a professor of English, has been named vice president of academic affairs at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, and Walter Smith III has been named chair of the woodwind department at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

Four African American Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

Four African American Scholars Appointed to Dean Posts at Colleges and Universities

The new deans are Denise Rush at Boston Architectural College, Emory H. Woodard IV at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, Tamara Brown at the University of North Texas, and Charles Isbell at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Two African American Men Taking on New Academic Assignments

Two African American Men Taking on New Academic Assignments

LeRonn P. Brooks has been named associate curator for modern and contemporary collections at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles and David L. Stamps has been appointed to the faculty in the School of Mass Communications at Louisiana State University.

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 faculty roles are Laquita Blockson at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, Richard D. Johnson at the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and Pearl K. Dowe at Emory University in Atlanta.

Three African American Faculty Members Appointed to New Higher Education Posts

Three African American Faculty Members Appointed to New Higher Education Posts

Taking on new assignments are Stephanie Miles-Richardson of the Morehouse School of Medicine, Jennifer Hamer at Pennsylvania State University, and Gregory Crichlow at the University of Kansas.

Two Black Women Scholars Taking on New Duties at State Universities

Two Black Women Scholars Taking on New Duties at State Universities

Malynda J. Prie was appointed to an endowed chair and named director of the John R. Gaines Center for Humanities at the University of Kentucky and associate professor Nefertiti Walker was appointed associate dean in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Two African American Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Two African American Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Maria F. Frederick has been named the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion and Culture in the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and Monica Baskin, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been named president of Jefferson County Health Partnership.

Women Now Hold A Majority of All Faculty Posts Held by Blacks But Trail in Full Professorships

Women Now Hold A Majority of All Faculty Posts Held by Blacks But Trail in Full Professorships

Unlike every other racial and ethnic group in the United States, Black women hold more faculty posts than Black men. In 2017, White women made up 46.5 percent of all White faculty members. But that year, Black women were 57.2 percent of all Black faculty.

New Assignments for Three African American Scholars

New Assignments for Three African American Scholars

Taking on new roles are Channing L. Moreland who has joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh, Emmanuel K. Asiamah, who has been appointed assistant professor of animal science at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and Omari H. Swinton of Howard University who is the new president of the National Economic Association.

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.