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Four African Americans Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Four African Americans Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

The four African American scholars who are beginning new assignments are Josef Sorett at Columbia University in New York City, Lerone A. Martin at Washington University in St. Louis, Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby at North Carolina State University, and Kristopher A. Oliveira at the University of Kansas.

Study Finds That Prospective Teachers Perceive Black Children as Angry When They Are Not

Study Finds That Prospective Teachers Perceive Black Children as Angry When They Are Not

Participants in the study were 1.36 times more likely to exhibit racialized anger bias against Black children than against White children, meaning that they were that much more likely to incorrectly view a Black child as angry when the child was not actually making an angry facial expression.

Nicole Pride Appointed President of Historically Black West Virginia State University

Nicole Pride Appointed President of Historically Black West Virginia State University

Dr. Pride had been serving as the vice provost for academic strategy and operations at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Earlier she served as associate vice chancellor for university relations and chief of staff for the chancellor of the university.

In Memoriam: Thomas E.H. Conway, 1949-2020

In Memoriam: Thomas E.H. Conway, 1949-2020

Dr. Conway had a 45-year career with the University of North Carolina System. He was named interim chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in 2016 and the position was made permanent in 2017. Dr. Conway retired at the end of the 2017-18 academic year.

Myron Floyd Appointed Dean of the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State

Myron Floyd Appointed Dean of the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State

Dr. Floyd has been serving as interim dean. He first joined the college in 2005 as a professor in the department of parks, recreation and tourism management. In 2010, he was appointed to serve as director of graduate programs for the department, and in 2014 he became department head.

Gregory Washington Will Be the First African American President of George Mason University

Gregory Washington Will Be the First African American President of George Mason University

Dr. Washington currently serves as the dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. He joined the faculty there in 2011. Earlier, he was director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment and interim dean of the College of Engineering at Ohio State University.

The Inaugural Dean of the School of Education at Belmont University in Nashville

The Inaugural Dean of the School of Education at Belmont University in Nashville

Dr. Wayne Lewis most recently served as the commissioner of education for the Kentucky Department of Education. He taught as an associate professor in the department of educational leadership studies and as an affiliated faculty member with the African American and Africana studies program at the University of Kentucky.

Dwight Watson Is the New Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Dwight Watson Is the New Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Since 2015, Dr. Watson has served as provost and vice president of academic and student affairs at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. Previously, Dr. Watson served as dean of the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa.

Tuskegee University and North Carolina State Team Up to Boost Diversity in Forestry

Tuskegee University and North Carolina State Team Up to Boost Diversity in Forestry

Participating students will spend three years at Tuskegee, followed by two years at North Carolina State. Students who successfully complete the program will have earned a bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee and a master’s degree in forestry from North Carolina State.

North Carolina Central University Partnership to Boost Drug Discovery Research

North Carolina Central University Partnership to Boost Drug Discovery Research

The partnership will allow for collaboration between North Carolina State’s Comparative Medicine Institute and NCCU’s Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise, which contains a library of over 200,000 chemical compounds and high-throughput screening equipment.

In Memoriam: Philip Freelon, 1952-2019

In Memoriam: Philip Freelon, 1952-2019

Philip Freelon was an educator, architect, and a key figure in the design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. He served as a professor of practice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Study Finds Persistence of Stereotypical Negative Images of Black Women in Tech

Study Finds Persistence of Stereotypical Negative Images of Black Women in Tech

The report notes that in 1995, Black women accounted for 5.10 percent of all bachelor’s degree in computer science. By 2014, this figure had dropped to 2.61 percent. In 2012, 70 percent of all bachelor’s degrees awarded to African Americans in computer science went to men.

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.

Gaddius Faulcon to Lead Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Gaddius Faulcon to Lead Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina

Most recently, Dr Faulcon served as vice president of enrollment management at Saint Augustine’s University. Before that, he led historically Black Shaw University in Raleigh as its interim president from 2014 to 2015.

Saint Augustine's University President Everett B. Ward Announces His Retirement

Saint Augustine’s University President Everett B. Ward Announces His Retirement

Everett B. Ward, president of historically Black Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, will step down in July. The university recently was removed from accreditation probation status by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Young Blacks Who Experience Discrimination Are More Likely to Engage in Political Activism

Young Blacks Who Experience Discrimination Are More Likely to Engage in Political Activism

A new study by researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Chicago has found that Black teens and young adults who experience racial discrimination are more likely to engage in social and political activism on issues that are important to the African American community.

The New Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

The New Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

Karrie Gibson Dixon has been serving as interim chancellor since April 2018. Before coming to Elizabeth City State University in 2017, Dr. Dixon was a senior administrator for the University of North Carolina System. Most recently, she was vice president for academic and student affairs.

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.

In Memoriam: Phail Wynn Jr., 1947-2018

In Memoriam: Phail Wynn Jr., 1947-2018

Phail Wynn Jr. served for 28 years as president of Durham Technical Community College and then was a long-time administrator at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Lawrence L. Rouse  Appointed President of Pitt Community College in Winterville, North Carolina

Lawrence L. Rouse Appointed President of Pitt Community College in Winterville, North Carolina

Since 2005, Dr. Rouse has served as president of James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville, North Carolina. Earlier, he was dean of students at Johnston Community College in Smithfield, North Carolina.

Three Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Esther Ngumbi, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois, Gerald Williams, interim director of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion at Valdosta State University in Georgia, and Ismail H. Abdullahi, an associate professor of library science at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

Karrie Dixon Is the New Leader of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

Karrie Dixon Is the New Leader of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

Dr. Dixon has been a senior administrator for the University of North Carolina System since 2008. Most recently, she has served as vice president for academic and student affairs overseeing the 17 campuses of the university system.

North Carolina State University Project to Address Perceived Bias in Engineering Education

North Carolina State University Project to Address Perceived Bias in Engineering Education

The new study aims to develop a set of best practices which can be implemented by universities to reduce perceived bias in graduate engineering programs, and possibly for other STEM graduate programs.

Three African American Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Awards

Three African American Women Scholars Receive Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Zakiya Holmes Leggett of North Carolina State University, Cynthia Nance of the University of Arkansas School of Law, and Wanda Heading-Grant of the University of Vermont.

North Carolina Central Joins the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory

North Carolina Central Joins the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory

North Carolina Central University is the first historically Black college or university to be a member of a U.S. Department of Energy Center of Excellence.

Thomas Conway Stepping Down as Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University

Thomas Conway Stepping Down as Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University

Dr. Conway has served as chancellor since 2016 and has had a 45-year career with the University of North Carolina System. Earlier, Dr. Conway was vice chancellor and chief of staff at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

J. Lee Brown to Lead the College of Business and Economics at Fayetteville State University

J. Lee Brown to Lead the College of Business and Economics at Fayetteville State University

J. Lee Brown was appointed interim dean of the College of Business and Economics at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. He joined the faculty at the university in 2011 and currently serves as an assistant professor and associate dean.

Four African Americans Win Marshall Scholarships

Four African Americans Win Marshall Scholarships

The four African Americans among the 43 Marshall Scholars this year are in sharp contrast to the record of 10 African Americans who were among the 32 American students awarded Rhodes Scholarships this fall.

A Large Group of African Americans Who Are Taking on New University Administrative Roles

A Large Group of African Americans Who Are Taking on New University Administrative Roles

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.

Shaw University President Steps Down to Take Post as Chief Operating Officer at Howard University

Shaw University President Steps Down to Take Post as Chief Operating Officer at Howard University

Tashni-Ann Dubroy has reigned her position as the 17th president of historically Black Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, after only two years in office. She will become executive vice president and chief operating officer at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six African Americans

New Administrative Posts in Higher Education for Six African Americans

The appointees are: Lisa M. Coleman at New York University, Constance Tucker at Oregon Health & Science University, Claude Poux at Dartmouth College, Charima Young at Penn State, Cliff Scott at the University of South Carolina, and Moses T. Alexander Greene at North Carolina State University.

Two African American Men Appointed to Administrative Posts at State Universities

Two African American Men Appointed to Administrative Posts at State Universities

Nicholas Love was named director of the Social Media Strategy Hub at North Carolina State University in Raleigh and Stacy Danley is the new director of athletics at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg.

North Carolina State University Establishes a Bias Incident Response Team

North Carolina State University Establishes a Bias Incident Response Team

The new organization encourages members of the community to report incidents of bias and offers support to victims of such incidents. The team does not conduct bias incident investigations, which will still be handed by law enforcement and other university authorities.

New Documentary Film on the Importance of African American Speech

New Documentary Film on the Importance of African American Speech

North Carolina State University recently premiered a new documentary film that examines the history of African American speech, its cultural importance, and how African American speech has shaped modern American English.

In Memoriam: Howard Clifton Blue, 1957-2017

In Memoriam: Howard Clifton Blue, 1957-2017

Dr. Howard Blue was an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale Medical School and the deputy director of mental health and counseling at Yale Health.

New Fellowship to Aid Black Students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

New Fellowship to Aid Black Students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

The Philip Freelon Fellowship Fund at the Harvard Graduate School of Design will be used to provide financial aid to African Americans and students from other underrepresented groups who are pursuing graduate degrees in design.