Faculty

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.

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.