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New Administrative Posts for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Posts for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Nine African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Nine African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

The First Black Woman Inducted Into the National Athletic Trainers' Association Hall of Fame

The First Black Woman Inducted Into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame

Rene Revis Shingles, a professor in the School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences at Central Michigan University, was elected into the Hall of Fame of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. She is the first African American woman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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.

Gracie Lawson-Borders to Lead the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communications

Gracie Lawson-Borders to Lead the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communications

Gracie Lawson-Borders, dean of the School of Communication at Howard University in Washington, D.C., was appointed vice president of the Association of Journalism and Mass Communications. She will become president-elect in 2019 and president of the organization in 2020.

Michigan State University's New Critical Race Studies Residency Program

Michigan State University’s New Critical Race Studies Residency Program

The new program will bring an artist-in-residence and a designer-in-residence to campus with the goal of enriching the life of student experiences and the greater community by facilitating practices of inclusion through art and design.

Katrina VanderWoude Selected as the Next President of Contra Costa College in California

Katrina VanderWoude Selected as the Next President of Contra Costa College in California

Katrina VanderWoude has been serving as vice president for academic affairs at Grossmont College in El Cajon, California. Earlier, she was vice provost at Rochester College in Michigan. Dr. VanderWoude will begin her new job on August 6.

Bowie State University in Maryland Names Its Next Provost

Bowie State University in Maryland Names Its Next Provost

DeBrenna LaFa Agbenyiga has been serving as vice provost, dean of the Graduate School, and as a professor of social work at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Earlier, Dr. Agbenyiga was a faculty member and administrator in the College of Social Science at Michigan State University.

Three African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Donica Thomas Varner was named general counsel at Oberlin College in Ohio. Genyne Royal was appointed assistant dean for student success at Michigan State University and Jermaine Truax will be the next director of athletics and recreation at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

The Andrew Brimmer Collection at Harvard Is Now Available for Scholarly Research

The Andrew Brimmer Collection at Harvard Is Now Available for Scholarly Research

Andrew F. Brimmer was a respected economist who was the first African American to serve as a governor of the Federal Reserve System. His massive archival collection of papers is now available for scholarly research at the library of Harvard Business School.

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.

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.

Michigan State University to Develop New Slave Trade Database

Michigan State University to Develop New Slave Trade Database

The project – Enslaved: The People of the Historic Slave Trade – was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The new online hub will link archival collections on the slave trade from several major universities.

The New Provost at Savannah State University in Georgia

The New Provost at Savannah State University in Georgia

Since 2012, Michael Laney has served as a professor of communications and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Earlier, he taught at Lee College in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Four African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Four African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Appointed to new administrative posts are Darrice Griffin at the University of Georgia, Timothy J. Dunn at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, Quentin R. Tyler at Michigan State University, and Sherryta Freeman at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Adverse Health Effects Trickle Down to the Partners of Victims of Discrimination

Adverse Health Effects Trickle Down to the Partners of Victims of Discrimination

Researchers found that victims of discrimination had poorer health, were more likely to be depressed, and more likely to experience strains in their relationship. The study also found the partners of victims or discrimination also experienced negative health consequences.

The Economic and Educational Status of African Immigrants in the United States

The Economic and Educational Status of African Immigrants in the United States

Black women who have immigrated from Africa now earn more on average that Black and White women who were born in the United States. Black immigrant men from Africa have not fared as well, despite the fact that more than half of them are college graduates.

In Memoriam: Joseph L. White, 1932-2017

In Memoriam: Joseph L. White, 1932-2017

Often referred to as the Father of Black Psychology, Joseph L. White taught at the University of California, Irvine from 1969 to 1994.

Larry Davis, Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, to Step Down

Larry Davis, Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, to Step Down

Larry E. Davis dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, has announced that he will step down as the end of the current academic year. He has led the School of Social work since 2001.

Darlene Clark Hine Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the Southern Historical Association

Darlene Clark Hine Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From the Southern Historical Association

The John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award is given out every five years. The award committee stated that “we cannot conceive of a more deserving candidate. Hine’s career has been deeply active, productive, and consequential.”

In Memoriam: Norris Allen Edney, 1936-2017

In Memoriam: Norris Allen Edney, 1936-2017

Dr. Edney was a long-time faculty member who served as both acting president and interim president of Alcorn State University in Mississippi.

Michigan State Scholar Developing App to Allow Teachers to Analyze Classroom Bias

Michigan State Scholar Developing App to Allow Teachers to Analyze Classroom Bias

The Equity Quantified in Participation (EQUIP) program will record classroom interactions between teachers and students. The program will then analyze the data to see if these interactions are different based on the student’s race, ethnicity, or gender.

In Memoriam: Warrick L. Carter, 1942-2017

In Memoriam: Warrick L. Carter, 1942-2017

Dr. Carter was named president of Columbia College in Chicago in 2000. He was the first African American to hold the post.

Michigan State University Historian Wins Prestigious Book Award

Michigan State University Historian Wins Prestigious Book Award

LaShawn Harris, an associate professor of history at Michigan State University in East Lansing, received the 2017 Philip Taft Prize from the Labor and Working-Class History Association and the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Four African American Men Assuming New Faculty Roles

Four African American Men Assuming New Faculty Roles

Taking on new roles are Donald Mitchell Jr. at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, Pero Dagbovie at Michigan State University, Derrick R. Brooms at the University of Cincinnati, and Alvin Crawley at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Michigan State University Historian Wins Prestigious Book Award

Michigan State University Historian Wins Prestigious Book Award

LaShawn D. Harris, an assistant professor of history at Michigan State University, has been chosen to receive the 2017 Darlene Clark Hine Award from the Organization of American Historians. The award is given annually to the author of the best book of the year on African American women’s and gender history.

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.

The Next Dean of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego

The Next Dean of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego

Joan R.M. Bullock has been serving as associate dean for academic affairs at the College of Law of Florida A&M University in Orlando, Florida. Earlier, in her career, Professor Bullock taught at the law schools of the University of Toledo in Ohio and Georgia State University in Atlanta.

University Study Finds School Discipline Policies Unfairly Impact Black Girls

University Study Finds School Discipline Policies Unfairly Impact Black Girls

The authors point out that Black girls have a higher rate of suspensions than girls from any other racial or ethnic group and have a higher rate of suspension than for boys, except for African Americans and American Indians.

The New Dean of the School of Nursing at Florida A&M University

The New Dean of the School of Nursing at Florida A&M University

Henry Clinton Talley was appointed dean of the School of Nursing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. He is the first man to hold the position. Dr. Talley previously served as the founding director of the Michigan State University Nurse Anesthesia Program.

A Quartet of African American Scholars in New Faculty Posts

A Quartet of African American Scholars in New Faculty Posts

The African Americans in new faculty positions are Rashida K. Braggs at Williams College in Massachusetts, Prentiss A. Dantzler at Colorado College, Beronda Montgomery at Michigan State University, and Norman Anderson at Florida State University.

Academic Study Finds Racial Bias in Death Penalty Cases: But It May Not Be What You Think

Academic Study Finds Racial Bias in Death Penalty Cases: But It May Not Be What You Think

The study led by researchers at Michigan State University found that the race of the defendant does not have much impact in death penalty cases. But defendants were twice as likely to receive the death penalty if the victim was White than if the victim was Black.

In Memoriam: Dovi J. Afesi, 1945-2016

In Memoriam: Dovi J. Afesi, 1945-2016

A native of Ghana, Dr. Afesi was a professor of history at Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts. Earlier in his career, he was an assistant professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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.

Bowie State University Study Examines the History of Lynchings in Maryland

Bowie State University Study Examines the History of Lynchings in Maryland

The study documented 40 lynchings in the state during the period from 1854 to 1933. The research was conducted by Nicholas M. Creary and two students. Dr. Creary is an assistant professor of history and government at Bowie State.

Three African Americans Are Leaving Their Posts in Higher Education

Three African Americans Are Leaving Their Posts in Higher Education

D. R. Butler, the associate director of athletics for academics and intercollegiate athletics at George Mason University, and Glenda Hammond, the director of the Upward Bound program at Michigan State University are retiring. Joy Karega was dismissed from the faculty at Oberlin College in Ohio.