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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.

Claudine Gay Named Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University

Claudine Gay Named Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University

Dr. Gay is the Wilbur A. Cowett Professor of Government and of African and African American Studies and is the founding chair of Harvard’s Inequality in America Initiative. She joined the faculty in 2006 and has served as dean of social science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences since 2015.

A Trio of Black Scholars Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities in the South

A Trio of Black Scholars Taking on New Roles at Colleges and Universities in the South

Taking on new assignments are Coray Davis at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, Terrell L. Strayhorn at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee, and Lydia Thompson at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

New Assignments for Two African American Faculty Members

New Assignments for Two African American Faculty Members

Melissa Thomas-Hunt, a professor of management at Vanderbilt University in Nashville was given the added duties as faculty director for Moore College at the university. Marshall Brown was hired as an associate professor of architecture at Princeton University in New Jersey.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five Black Scholars

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five Black Scholars

Taking on new roles are Sanyu Mojola at Princeton University in New Jersey, Hillary A. Potter at the University of Colorado, Echol Nix Jr. at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Tiffany A. Flowers at Georgia State University Perimeter College, and Kimya Dennis at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Two African American Faculty Members to Serve as Chief Diversity Officers

Two African American Faculty Members to Serve as Chief Diversity Officers

Ronnie A. Dunn, an associate professor of urban affairs at Cleveland State University, and Keith A. Alford, an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Syracuse University in New York, will both be serving as their university’s chief diversity officers.

Seven Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Seven Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Amy Freeman at Penn State, Juana Mendenhall at Morehouse College, Cynthia Blair at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Lawrence Bobo at Harvard University, Princess U II Imoukhuede at Washington University, Dwana Waugh at Sweet Briar College, and Diane Edison at Hollins University.

New Assignments for Six Black Scholars at Colleges and Universities

New Assignments for Six Black Scholars at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Alphonso Simpson Jr. of Western Illinois University, Enzley Mitchell IV at Bethel College, Crystal R. Sanders at Penn State, Fred M. Ssewamala at Washington University, Kibibi Voloria Mack Shelton at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, and Vashaun Wrice at Virginia State.

New Assignments for Five Black Scholars at Major Universities

New Assignments for Five Black Scholars at Major Universities

Taking on new roles at Staci Perryman-Clark at Western Michigan University, Andre Carrington at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Leonard N. Moore at the University of Texas at Austin, Jerry Whitmore Jr. at Boston University, and Helane Davis of the University of Idaho.

Spelman College Promotes and Grants Tenure to Four Black Women Scholars

Spelman College Promotes and Grants Tenure to Four Black Women Scholars

The four Black women promoted to associate professor and granted tenure at Spelman College in Atlanta are Viveka Borum in mathematics, Rosalind Gregory-Bass in environmental and health sciences, and Andrea Lewis and Nicole Taylor in education.

Four Black Male Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Four Black Male Scholars Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

The four Black men taking on new roles are Kemi Fuentes-George at Middlebury College in Vermont, Vokay Addoh at the University of Mississippi, Richard Benson at Spelman College in Atlanta, and Andre R. Denham at the University of Alabama.

New Duties for Two Black Male Scholars at Southern Flagship State Universities

New Duties for Two Black Male Scholars at Southern Flagship State Universities

Taking on new duties are Gregory B. Fairchild of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and George Dor, professor of music and the holder of the McDonnell-Barksdale Chair of Ethnomusicology at the University of Mississippi.

New Roles for a Quartet of African American Scholars

New Roles for a Quartet of African American Scholars

Taking on new roles or assignments are Clay Gloster Jr. at North Carolina A&T State University, Baron Kelly at the University of Louisville, Kalenda Eaton at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, and Ronald Adrine at Cleveland State University in Ohio.

Three African American Scholars Assume New Roles at Major Universities

Three African American Scholars Assume New Roles at Major Universities

Taking on new positions or duties are Trina Jones at the Duke University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina, C. Fred Higgs III at Rice University in Houston, and James L. Moore III at Ohio State University in Columbus.

Three African American Scholars Taking on New Roles or Assignments

Three African American Scholars Taking on New Roles or Assignments

Taking on new roles are Earlise C. Ward at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Gary C. Bennett at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and Samiya Bashir at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

New Duties or Positions for Six African American Faculty Members

New Duties or Positions for Six African American Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Terri Norton at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, Prince Duren at Jackson State University, Sheretta Butler-Barnes at Washington University in St. Louis, Nathan De’Shon Myers at Arizona State University, Alicia Graf Mack at The Julliard School, and Tayari Jones at Emory University in Atlanta.

Two Long-Time Faculty Members Are Retiring From Elizabeth City State University

Two Long-Time Faculty Members Are Retiring From Elizabeth City State University

Linda Hayden is retiring after 38 years of teaching at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina and Claudie Mackey has been on the faculty there since 1977.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles in Higher Education

Taking on new assignments are Valerie Babb at Emory University in Atlanta, Amandu Jacky Kaba at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, Kimberly Hardy at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, and Emile Diouf at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

National Humanities Center to Offer Research Fellowships to HBCU Faculty

National Humanities Center to Offer Research Fellowships to HBCU Faculty

The National Humanities Center in North Carolina has announced a new program that will provide residential fellowships for a dozen scholars from historically Black colleges and universities over the next three years. The program is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Two African American Men In New Faculty Posts in Higher Education

Two African American Men In New Faculty Posts in Higher Education

Theaster Gates was named visiting artist and director of artist initiatives at the Lunder Institute for American Art at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and Tryan L. McMickens was promoted to associate professor of higher education at Suffolk University in Boston.

Washington University Aims to Improve Campus Climate for Faculty and Staff

Washington University Aims to Improve Campus Climate for Faculty and Staff

Washington University in St. Louis is launching the Academy for Diversity and Inclusion. This organization has the mission of improving the campus climate for all faculty and staff members. It will offer networking events, diversity training, and support for existing and new affinity groups.

New Duties for Two African American Male Psychology Scholars

New Duties for Two African American Male Psychology Scholars

Professor Aashir Nasim has been given the added duties as vice president for inclusive excellence at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Zollie Stevenson an associate professor at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas, was appointed vice president for academic affairs.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new roles are Kenneth Ataga at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Keith Reeves at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Nadia Ward at Yale University in Connecticut, and Tyrone Howard at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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

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

They are: Robin Means Coleman at the University of Michigan, Heidi R. Lewis at Colorado College, Nsoki Mavinga at Swarthmore College, Haywood L. Brown at the University of South Florida, Arris Golden at Michigan State University, and Andre Isaacs at the College of the Holy Cross.

Three New Full Professors at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Three New Full Professors at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Nefertiti Burton was appointed professor and chair of the department of theatre arts. Kim Michelle Lewis was appointed professor of physics and Bourama Toni was appointed professor and chair of the department of mathematics.

W.B. Allen to Serve as Conservative Thought and Policy Scholar at the University of Colorado

W.B. Allen to Serve as Conservative Thought and Policy Scholar at the University of Colorado

Dr. Allen is professor emeritus of political philosophy at Michigan State University and dean emeritus of Michigan State’s James Madison College. Earlier, he served for many years on the faculty at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.

Two Black Male Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Two Black Male Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Squire J. Booker was named to the Eberly Distinguished Chair in Science at Pennsylvania State University and Damascus Kafumbe was promoted to associate professor of music at Middlebury College in Vermont.

New Faculty Roles for Three African American Scholars

New Faculty Roles for Three African American Scholars

Taking on new faculty roles are Christal N. Brown at Middlebury College in Vermont, Brenda Lee at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, and Neil Roberts at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Blacks Are Making Progress in Biomedical Research, But Not in Faculty Posts

Blacks Are Making Progress in Biomedical Research, But Not in Faculty Posts

The results showed that the diversions from developing a faculty career are found primarily at two clearly identifiable places, specifically during undergraduate education and in transition from postdoctoral fellowship to tenure-track faculty in the basic sciences at medical schools.

Three African Americans in New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Three African Americans in New Faculty Roles at Major Universities

Taking on new duties are Danielle Taana Smith at Syracuse University in New York, Stephanie Lusk in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas, and Lerone A. Martin in the Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis.

Velvet Brown Named Distinguished Professor at Pennsylvania State University

Velvet Brown Named Distinguished Professor at Pennsylvania State University

Professor Brown joined the faculty at Pennsylvania State University in 2003 as a professor of tuba and euphonium. Earlier in her career, she served on the faculty at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Four African Americans in New Teaching Roles at Colleges and Universities

Four African Americans in New Teaching Roles at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new teaching positions are Samantha Sheppard at Cornell University in New York. Sean Jones at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Marques Bradshaw at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, and Charles Burnett at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Two African American Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Two African American Women Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Bertie Greer, an associate professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, was named associate dean for strategy and planning at the university. Stephanie Hendrith was named to the Ashland Inc. Endowed Professorship in Education at Murray State University in Kentucky.

Two Black Scholars Taking on New University Faculty Roles

Two Black Scholars Taking on New University Faculty Roles

Dwight N. Hopkins was named the Alexander Campbell Professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School and Van B. Sapp was appointed dean of the School of Business, Management & Technology at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The New Leader of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UAB

The New Leader of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UAB

Angela K. Lewis, professor of political science at the University of Alabama Birmingham, has been selected to serve as chair of the department of political science and public administration at the university.

University of Louisville Publishes a Diversity Report

University of Louisville Publishes a Diversity Report

The report outlines progress that has been made in enrolling African Americans and students from other underrepresented groups and sets goals for increasing diversity in the future. Data is also provided on faculty and staff diversity.