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Six African Americans Named to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

Six African Americans Named to Diversity Positions at Colleges and Universities

The six African Americans named to diversity posts are Tiffany Hayden at the University of Kentucky, Anthony DiNicola at the University of Arkansas, Robin R. Means Coleman at Northwestern University, Jasmine A. Lee at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Andreá Williams at Ohio State University, and Yolanda Caldwell at the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York.

Professor Claude Steele Honored for a Lifetime of Work in Social Psychology

Professor Claude Steele Honored for a Lifetime of Work in Social Psychology

The Legacy Award from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology honors figures whose career contributions have shaped the field. Dr. Steele, a professor emeritus at Stanford University, is perhaps best known for his work on the underperformance of minority students due to stereotype threat.

Can Attending an HBCU Improve Your Chances for a Healthy Life?

Can Attending an HBCU Improve Your Chances for a Healthy Life?

A study led by researchers at Ohio State University found that African Americans who attended historically Black colleges or universities were at lower risk for health problems later in adulthood compared to African Americans who attended predominantly White institutions.

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 First Black President in the 152-Year History of the University of California System

The First Black President in the 152-Year History of the University of California System

Dr. Drake, who had served as the first Black president of Ohio State University since June 2014, announced last fall that he would step down as president at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. Before being named president at Ohio State, Dr. Drake was chancellor of the University of California, Irvine.

Dorothy Mosby Appointed Dean of the Faculty at Mount Holyoke College

Dorothy Mosby Appointed Dean of the Faculty at Mount Holyoke College

Dr. Mosby joined the Mount Holyoke community in 2003. She was professor of Spanish and was appointed associate dean of faculty in 2016. She has also served as a deputy coordinator for the Title IX compliance programs.

A Major Faculty Hire for The New School in New York City

A Major Faculty Hire for The New School in New York City

Dr. Darrick Hamilton will hold an endowed chair and serve as a University Professor and the founding director of the newly created Institute for the Study of Race, Stratification and Political Economy at The New School.

R. Charles Byers is the New Leader of West Virginia State University

R. Charles Byers is the New Leader of West Virginia State University

Dr. Byers has served as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at the university since July 2019. He had retired as provost in 2014 after 41 years of service at West Virginia 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.

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.

Racial Discrimination Directed Against Children Can Impact Their Mothers' Health

Racial Discrimination Directed Against Children Can Impact Their Mothers’ Health

The study found that when biological and environmental factors affecting women’s health are accounted for, there tends to be a decline in a middle-aged woman’s health corresponding to the level of discrimination experienced by their children.

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The Black faculty members in new roles are Brenda S. Faison at North Carolina Central University, Jacquelyn Meshelemiah at Ohio State University, Colin Martin at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Tera Jordan at iowa State University, and Yvette Butler at the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Nicole Stanton Will Be the Next Provost at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut

Nicole Stanton Will Be the Next Provost at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut

Stanton joined Wesleyan in 2007 as an associate professor of dance. She served as chair of the department for two three-year terms and is currently serving as dean of the Arts and Humanities. Earlier in her career, she taught at Ohio State University.

Michael Drake to Step Down as President of Ohio State University in 2020

Michael Drake to Step Down as President of Ohio State University in 2020

Michael V. Drake, who has served as president of Ohio State University since June 2014, has announced that he will retire from that position next year. Dr. Drake is the fifteenth president of Ohio State and the first African American to serve in the post.

A Quartet of African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Eduction

A Quartet of African Americans Who Are Taking on New Administrative Duties in Higher Eduction

Taking on new assignments are Melissa Shivers at Ohio State University, George E. Battle III at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Crasha Townsend at Virginia Tech, and Etienne Thomas at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.

Cheryl Evans Jones Named the 17th President of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia

Cheryl Evans Jones Named the 17th President of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia

Dr. Jones first joined the Paine College faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor of psychology. In 2014, she served as Paine’s acting provost and vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Jones has been serving as acting president of Paine College since July.

James Moore III to Be Honored by the National Association for Gifted Children

James Moore III to Be Honored by the National Association for Gifted Children

James L. Moore III is vice provost for diversity and inclusion and the EHE Distinguished Professor in the department of educational studies at Ohio State University. He will receive the 2019 Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children in November.

New Study Shows Declining Racial Gaps in Criminal Sentencing Since the 1990s

New Study Shows Declining Racial Gaps in Criminal Sentencing Since the 1990s

In 1992, Black Americans were sentenced to roughly 27 more months in prison than White Americans, increasing to a difference of 42 months in 1996. In 2016, the gap was only eight months, an 80 percent reduction from 20 years earlier.

Oluyinka Olutoye to Head Pediatric Surgery at Ohio State University

Oluyinka Olutoye to Head Pediatric Surgery at Ohio State University

A native of Nigeria, Dr. Olutoye completed his residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals at Virginia Commonwealth University. He also completed fellowships in pediatric and fetal surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

A Trio of African American Scholars Selected to Receive Notable Awards

A Trio of African American Scholars Selected to Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are Colette Pierce Burnette, president of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, Rashad Anderson, an assistant professor of teacher education at South Carolina State University, and James L. Moore III, Distinguished Professor of Urban Education and vice provost for diversity and inclusion at Ohio State University.

Cheryl Evans Jones Appointed Acting President of Paine College

Cheryl Evans Jones Appointed Acting President of Paine College

Dr. Jones first joined the Paine College faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor of psychology. She later went on to become an associate professor and earned tenure. In 2014, she served as Paine’s acting provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Two African American Professors Receive Educational Research Awards

Two African American Professors Receive Educational Research Awards

The honorees are Mary Atwater, a professor in the department of mathematics and science education at the University of Georgia and James L. Moore III, Distinguished Professor of Urban Education and vice provost for diversity and inclusion at Ohio State University.

Two African American Men Honored With Prestigious Awards

Two African American Men Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are David L. Shabazz, an assistant professor of journalism at Kentucky State University, and James L. Moore III, professor of urban education, vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at Ohio 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.

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: David Williams II, 1947-2019

In Memoriam: David Williams II, 1947-2019

Williams was the first African American to serve as a vice chancellor at Vanderbilt. He also was the first African American to serve as an athletics director in the Southeastern Conference. Profesor Williams had also taught at the university’s law school since 2000.

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.

Coppin State University President Maria Thompson to Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

Coppin State University President Maria Thompson to Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

Maria Thompson,the first woman president of Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland, has announced she will retire at the end of the academic year after overcoming recent health challenges. She became president of Coppin State University in 2015.

Ohio State University Establishes the Dr. James L. Moore III Scholars Program

Ohio State University Establishes the Dr. James L. Moore III Scholars Program

The Dr. James L. Moore III Scholars Program – named for the Chief Diversity officer at Ohio State – will support 10 undergraduate students annually who are transferring from Columbus State Community College to Ohio State University.

In Memoriam: Olivia Juliette Hooker, 1915-2018

In Memoriam: Olivia Juliette Hooker, 1915-2018

During World War II, Dr. Hooker became the first Black woman to serve on active duty with the United States Coast Guard. She used her G.I. benefits to fund her graduate education at Columbia University and the University of Rochester. Professor Hooker served on the faculty at Fordham University in New York from 1963 to 1985.

Aaron Oforlea Wins Award from the College Language Association for His Debut Book

Aaron Oforlea Wins Award from the College Language Association for His Debut Book

Aaron N. Oforlea, an associate professor in the English department at Washington State University, has won the Creative Scholarship Award from the College Language Association. The international honor recognizes excellence in literary criticism.

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.

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.

Study Finds Young African American Males Feel Less Safe in White Neighborhoods

Study Finds Young African American Males Feel Less Safe in White Neighborhoods

Researchers gave a large group of Black youths smartphones that tracked their locations for a week and asked the participants to rate how safe they felt (among other questions) five times per day. When they traveled to areas with more Whites, the participants felt less safe.

Ohio State University Study Finds Racial Differences in Media Coverage of Mass Shootings

Ohio State University Study Finds Racial Differences in Media Coverage of Mass Shootings

The study by three doctoral students at Ohio State University examined media coverage of 219 mass shootings. The data showed that White shooters were 95 percent more likely to be described as mentally ill than Black perpetrators.

Esther Jones Will Be the Inaugural Dean of the Faculty at Clark University

Esther Jones Will Be the Inaugural Dean of the Faculty at Clark University

Dr. Jones joined the faculty at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 2009 and held the E. Franklin Frazier Chair of African American Literature. She was also the inaugural director of the Africana studies program at the university.