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In Memoriam: Elsie Gloria Jean Moore Smith, 1949-2022

In Memoriam: Elsie Gloria Jean Moore Smith, 1949-2022

In 1981, Dr. Smith was hired as an assistant professor of counselor education at Arizona State University. She remained on the faculty there for more than 40 years.

Arizona State University Scholar Is the New Head of the National Endowment for the Arts

Arizona State University Scholar Is the New Head of the National Endowment for the Arts

Maria Rosario Jackson is an Institute Professor in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Professor Jackson, who is of Mexican American and African American descent, also holds an appointment in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State.

Three Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Major Univerities

Three Black Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles at Major Univerities

Renee Cunningham-Williams is the inaugural Watts Endowed Professor of Social Work at Arizona State University. Professor Martell Teasley is serving as interim senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Utah and Kevin Johnson has been named the David L. Cohen University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Four African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Four African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Taking on new duties or assigned to new positions are Lisa M. Anderson at the Graduate School at Arizona State University, Eve Dunbar at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, David Staten at South Carolina State University, and Monica Peek at the University of Chicago.

Six African American Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties in Higher Education

Six African American Faculty Members Who Are Taking on New Roles or Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new assignments are Kimberly Mayfield at Holy Names University in Oakland, Hugh Mighty at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Thelma Hurd at the University of California, Merced, Martell Teasley at the University of Utah, DeAnnah Byrd at Arizona State University, and Castel V. Sweet at the University of Mississippi.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Professor Wins $375,000 Jury Verdict in Unlawful Retaliation Lawsuit

Professor Wins $375,000 Jury Verdict in Unlawful Retaliation Lawsuit

In 2014, Dr. Nicholas Alozie claims he was passed over for promotion as dean of the College of Letters and Sciences at Arizona State University due to the fact that he criticized the university’s hiring process and record on faculty diversity during his initial interview. A jury has awarded him $375,000, agreeing that Dr. Alozie was a victim of illegal retaliation. The university has vowed to fight the verdict.

Five Black Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Posts

Five Black Women Faculty Members Who Have Been Appointed to New Posts

Taking on new roles or titles are Shannon Clowney Johnson at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas, Tracy Heather Strain at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, Muriel Poston at Claremont McKenna College in California, Safiya Sinclair at Arizona State University, and Charmaine Royal at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Five Black Scholars Taking on New University Faculty Assignments

Five Black Scholars Taking on New University Faculty Assignments

Taking on new roles are Garrett L. Washington at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Marjuyua Lartey at the University of Southern Mississippi, Darius Young at Florida A&M University, LaTasha Barnes at Arizona State University, and Gregory K. Freeland at California Lutheran University.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Assignments at Major Universities

The four scholars taking on new duties are Yohannes Haile-Selassie at Arizona State University, Cindy Crusto at the Yale School of Medicine, Patrick McPhail Martin at North Carolina A&T State University, and Ceasar McDowell at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Felicia Ganther Will Be the Fifth President of Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania

Felicia Ganther Will Be the Fifth President of Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania

Since 2012, Dr. Ganther has been serving as associate vice chancellor for student affairs at Maricopa Community Colleges in Arizona. Earlier she was the executive director of the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. She will become president of Bucks County Community College on July 1.

Four Black Scholars Taking on  New Faculty Assignments at Universities

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments at Universities

Taking on new positions or titles are Grace Musila at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, Herman Beavers at the University of Pennsylvania, Dianah Wynter at Arizona State University, and Sekou Cooke at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Gbemi Disu Appointed Executive Director of Carnegie Mellon University Africa in Rwanda

Gbemi Disu Appointed Executive Director of Carnegie Mellon University Africa in Rwanda

Prior to joining CMU-Africa, Disu served as chief business officer at George Mason University Korea. Earlier, she held other leadership positions at George Mason University including special assistant to the president and executive director for Global Strategy.

Arizona State University Study Shows NFL's Rooney Rule Has Been Ineffective

Arizona State University Study Shows NFL’s Rooney Rule Has Been Ineffective

There are currently three Black head coaches in the National Football League. That’s the same number of Black head coaches as when the NFL adopted the Rooney Rule in 2003. Of the 115 head coaching hires in that time period since the Rooney Rule was enacted, 92 were White men.

In Memoriam: Walter Harris Jr., 1947-2020

In Memoriam: Walter Harris Jr., 1947-2020

In 2003, Dr. Harris came to Loyola as provost and vice president for academic affairs and served in that capacity through 2008.  He was provost at Loyola when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and helped students relocate to universities across the country.

Four African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Four African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Appointed to new positions are Ayanna Thompson at Arizona State University, Joshua Idassi at South Carolina State University, Ruha Benjamin at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Garry Hoover at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Racial Slur Found on a Sidewalk at Arizona State University

Racial Slur Found on a Sidewalk at Arizona State University

The university’s Black African Coalition noted that due to current racial tensions in the country “it is very likely that incidents like this will continue to happen around our campuses and the surrounding area.”

A Quartet of Black Women Scholars With New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

A Quartet of Black Women Scholars With New Assignments at Colleges and Universities

Taking on new assignments are Abigail S. Newsome at Mississippi Valley State University, La Fleur Small at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, Anaiis Cisco at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and Rachel Finley at Arizona State University.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Four Black Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Four Black Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Kevin Haggard at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Lisa Beckley-Roberts at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Jamal Duncan in the School of Music at Arizona State Univerity, and Moses T. Kairo of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The five faculty members taking on new duties are Olga Davis at Arizona State University, Monique L. Akassi at Talladega College in Alabama, Rodney Priestly at Princeton University in New Jersey, Phillip L. Pointer at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Edwin Thomas at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

Seven Black Scholars in the U.S. From Foreign Nations Have Been Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

Seven Black Scholars in the U.S. From Foreign Nations Have Been Awarded Rhodes Scholarships

There are 16 international Rhodes Scholars who are attending or have recently graduated from American colleges and universities. Out of the 16 international scholars at American educational institutions who have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships, seven are Black.

Keith Jackson Named Dean of the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University

Keith Jackson Named Dean of the College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University

Dr. Jackson had been serving as interim dean since 2017. He has been a member of the music faculty at the university since 1995, serving as both a professor of music and director of the School of Music. He is active in both classical and jazz styles as a performer.

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.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

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.

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.

Consortium of College and University Journalists Looks at Hate Crimes in America

Consortium of College and University Journalists Looks at Hate Crimes in America

The 2018 investigation, conducted by students from 21 colleges and universities, analyzed the federal National Crime Victimization Survey and found more than 2.4 million cases of hate crimes from 2012 to 2016.

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.

In Memoriam: Gladys Styles Johnston, 1938-2018

In Memoriam: Gladys Styles Johnston, 1938-2018

Dr. Johnston served as the second chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Kearney from 1993 to 2002. Previously, she was executive vice president and provost at DePaul University in Chicago.

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.

New Study Aims to Identify Best Practices in Mentoring to Increase Diversity in STEM Fields

New Study Aims to Identify Best Practices in Mentoring to Increase Diversity in STEM Fields

Angela Byars-Winston, professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been selected to lead a committee of the National Academy of Sciences that will seek to identify the best mentoring techniques to bring more women and members of underrepresented groups into STEM fields.

Arizona State University Historian Compares College Athletics to Jim Crow

Arizona State University Historian Compares College Athletics to Jim Crow

Writing in the Los Angeles Times, Dr. Victoria Jackson says that the revenue produced by predominantly Black football and basketball programs provides money for scholarships for athletes in other sports who are predominantly White.

Chemical Engineer at Arizona State Honored as Educator of the Year

Chemical Engineer at Arizona State Honored as Educator of the Year

Jean Andino, an associate professor of chemical engineering at Arizona State University, received the Educator of the Year Award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.

New Black Faculty at the Arizona State University College of Law

New Black Faculty at the Arizona State University College of Law

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University has announced that there are nine new faculty members on campus this fall. Three of the nine new hires are African Americans: Angela Banks, Don Gibson, and Joshua Sellers.

Arizona State Historian Wins Fellowship to Study African Americans' Views on World War II

Arizona State Historian Wins Fellowship to Study African Americans’ Views on World War II

Matthew Delmont, a professor of history and director of the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies at Arizona State University, has received a Guggenheim Fellowship that will allow him to conduct research on how African American viewed World War II at the time the war was being waged.