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.
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The consortium, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, includes Stanford University, the California Institute of Technology, the University of California at Los Angeles and is led by the University of California at Berkeley.
Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.
Professor Mayo joined the faculty at CalTech in 1991 and for a time was the only African American on the university’s faculty. From 2007 to 2010, he served as CalTech’s vice provost for research.
In a blog post, Dr. Johnson wrote, “At Caltech, over the 3.5 years that I’ve been there I’ve come to recognize a fundamental mismatch between what I value and what the institute values.”
Unlike a typical endowed professorship which pays for a faculty member’s salary, the division chair will fund research projects at the discretion of Professor Mayo and his successors in the chair.