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News of Appointments, Promotions, and Retirements of Black Faculty

News of Appointments, Promotions, and Retirements of Black Faculty

Faculty members profiled here include Paul Potier of Prairie View A&M, Nnamdi Pole of Smith College, Maurice Smith of Harvard, Pamela Barber-Freeman of Prairie View A&M, John Dabiri of CalTech, Phillip Williams of Emory University, and Clarence Lusane of American University.

Brenda Smith Is a Finalist for Dean at the University of Tennessee College of Law

Brenda Smith Is a Finalist for Dean at the University of Tennessee College of Law

Since 1999, Brenda V. Smith has served as a professor at the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C. Previously, she was senior counsel for economic security at the National Women’s Law Forum.

Author Danielle Evans Will Be Joining the Faculty at the University of Wisconsin

Author Danielle Evans Will Be Joining the Faculty at the University of Wisconsin

She currently serves as an assistant professor of literature at American University in Washington, D.C. Evans is the author of the award-winning short story collection Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self.

Two Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

Two Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

LaFleur Stephens will join the Princeton faculty next summer as an assistant professor of politics. Chapurukha Kusimba is the new chair of the department of anthropology at American University in Washington, D.C.

Three Black Men Named to Teaching Posts

Three Black Men Named to Teaching Posts

Henry N. Young was appointed to an endowed chair at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. Chapurukha Kusimba was named chair of the anthropology department at American University and Ronald Dellums will be teaching at Howard University.

Fast-Food Restaurants Near Schools Affects Weight of Black Students More Than Whites

Fast-Food Restaurants Near Schools Affects Weight of Black Students More Than Whites

A new study, co-authored by Sonya A. Grier of American University, find that Black and Hispanic adolescents who attend schools located near fast food restaurants are more likely to be overweight than White or Asian students in the same schools.

Center for Diversity and Inclusion Opens at American University

Center for Diversity and Inclusion Opens at American University

Tiffany Speaks will be the inaugural senior director of the new center which combines three previous campus organizations under one umbrella.

This Week's Faculty News

This Week’s Faculty News

Charlotte Owens, Jayne Cubbage, Gbemende Johnson, and D’Andra Orey have new duties.