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Four African American Scholars Appoointed to New Teaching Posts at Major Universities

Four African American Scholars Appoointed to New Teaching Posts at Major Universities

The scholars in new faculty posts are Kwame Dawes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nadia Brown at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Christopher Wayne Robinson at the Pennsylvania State University Allegheny Campus in McKeesport, and Roderick A. Ferguson at Yale Universsity.

New Report Exposes Widespread Academic Racism at Pennsylvania State University

New Report Exposes Widespread Academic Racism at Pennsylvania State University

The new report presents the results of a survey of Black professors at the main and satellite campuses of Penn State regarding their experiences with racism, on the institutional and interpersonal levels, perpetrated by students, colleagues, administrators as well as the academic culture in which they work.

In Memoriam: Lee Vernon Stiff, 1949-2021

In Memoriam: Lee Vernon Stiff, 1949-2021

In 1983, Dr. Stiff joined the faculty of mathematics and science education at North Carolina State University. He rose through the ranks to become a full professor of mathematics education. At the time of his retirement in 2020, Dr. Stiff was the associate dean for faculty and academic affairs in the College of Education at the university.

Five Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Five Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

The five Black scholars in new roles are Lauren Haynes at Duke University in North Carolina, Christopher Wayne Robinson at Pennsylvania State University-Greater Allegheny, Melanie McReynolds at Pennsylvania State University, Fitzroy B. Beckford at the University of Vermont, and Naïma Moustaïd-Moussa at Texas Tech University.

New Book to Detail the Work of the Colored Conventions Project

New Book to Detail the Work of the Colored Conventions Project

The Colored Conventions Project (CCP) is a scholarly and community research project focused on digitally preserving Black political activism from the 1830s to 1890s. The project operates two websites and its directors are releasing a new book on the initiative.

Three African Americans Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Profesorships

Three African Americans Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Named Profesorships

Eric Darnell Pritchard was appointed to the Brown Chair in English Literacy at the University of Arkansas. Angela Onwuachi-Willig is the first Ryan Roth Gallo and Ernest J. Gallo Professor at the Boston University School of Law and Christopher Tounsel has been named the inaugural Catherine Shultz Rein Early Career Professor at Penn State.

New University Administrative Positions for Three African Americans

New University Administrative Positions for Three African Americans

The three African Americans who have been appointed to administrative posts are Micah Griffin at Pennsylvania State University, Nontalie Morrow at the University of Georgia, and Keith Miles at Florida A&M University.

In Memoriam: Alphonso Walter Grant, 1970-2020

In Memoriam: Alphonso Walter Grant, 1970-2020

Dr. Grant joined the faculty at the University of Arkansas in 2017 as a visiting professor of art education. He also was affiliated with the African and African American studies, political science, and gender studies programs at the university.

Study Finds That Racial Segregation in Public Schools in Virginia Is on the Rise

Study Finds That Racial Segregation in Public Schools in Virginia Is on the Rise

The report, by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University and Pennsylvania State University, reveals that segregation among schools in the same division contributes to half or more of all multiracial school segregation in Virginia’s metropolitan regions.

Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

Six African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

The new diversity executives are Trent Ball at Southeast Missouri State University, Norma Holland at the University of Rochester, Fatiah Tourney at the Abu Dhabi campus of New York University, Karen Armstrong at Pennsylvania State University, Stephany Rose Spaulding at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Kamille Dean at Fordham Law School in New York.

Penn State Men's Basketball Coach Resigns After Investigation of "Noose" Remark

Penn State Men’s Basketball Coach Resigns After Investigation of “Noose” Remark

An internal investigation following a report that the coach told a Black player that he would “loosen the noose that’s around your neck,” uncovered new undisclosed allegations that led to the resignation.

Six African Americans Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

Six African Americans Appointed to Diversity Posts at Colleges and Universities

The appointees are Sheldon D. Fields at Penn State, Deidre Hill Butler at Union College in New York, Belinda Robnett at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Sonia Rucker at Southeast Missouri State University, Franklin Ellis at Vanderbilt University, and Nahomi Carlisle at Bunker Hill Community College.

Five African American Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Five African American Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

The five Black scholars taking on new assignments are Nicole Patton Terry at Florida State University, Samuel Adu-Mireku at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Suzzette Shaw Goldmon at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Kristina Douglass at Pennsylvania State University, and Ethlyn McQueen-Gibson at Hampton University in Virginia.

College of Engineering at Cornell University Honors Its Former Dean, Lance R. Collins

College of Engineering at Cornell University Honors Its Former Dean, Lance R. Collins

Dr. Collins served as the Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering at Cornell University from 2010 to 2020. On August 1, 2020, he became the inaugural vice president and executive director of Virginia Tech’s new Innovation Campus in Alexandria, Virginia.

A Quartet of African American Women Scholars in New Teaching Positions

A Quartet of African American Women Scholars in New Teaching Positions

Taking on new faculty assignments are Candice Price at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Tonya Mitchell-Spradlin at Pennsylvania State University, Shatema Threadcraft at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, and Charrise Barron at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

A Quartet of Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

A Quartet of Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

Taking on new teaching roles are Vanessa Williams at New York University, Bonzo Reddick at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Georgia, Miriam Merrill at Pomona College in Claremont, California, and Titichia M. Jackson at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

The Next Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Next Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Professor Kecia Thomas currently serves as senior associate dean in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. She is the division dean for the social and behavioral sciences and also manages the college’s faculty affairs functions. Dr. Thomas is also a professor of industrial/organizational psychology and African American studies.

Danielle Conway Honored by the George Washington University Law School

Danielle Conway Honored by the George Washington University Law School

Danielle M. Conway, dean of the Dickinson Law School at Pennsylvania State University, was named the 2020 recipient of the Belva Ann Lockwood Award from George Washington University Law School. The award recognizes the accomplishments and pioneering spirit of women leaders in the legal profession.

In Memoriam: Ralph C. Gomes, 1937-2020

In Memoriam: Ralph C. Gomes, 1937-2020

Dr. Gomes began his career in 1971 at Howard University as a lecturer in what was then the department of sociology and anthropology. He served on the faculty for 49 years.

The Dwindling Number of Black Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty at Penn State

The Dwindling Number of Black Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty at Penn State

In 2004, there were 83 tenured or tenure-track Black faculty at Penn State. By 2018, the number dropped to 68. In 2004, tenured and tenure-track African American faculty comprised 76.1 percent of all Black professors, however by 2018 this proportion had decreased to 60.7 percent.

The Next Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa

The Next Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa

Currently, Dr. Harriet Nembhard is the Eric R. Smith Professor of Engineering and head of the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University. Earlier, Dr. Nembhard was a professor at Pennsylvania State University.

Three African American Men Who Are Assuming New Administrative Posts at Universities

Three African American Men Who Are Assuming New Administrative Posts at Universities

Taking on new roles are Cletis Earle at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Sherwin E. James at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, and Marlon C. Lynch at the University of Utah.

The New Dean of the College of Arts and Architecture at Pennsylvania State University

The New Dean of the College of Arts and Architecture at Pennsylvania State University

B. Stephen Carpenter II joined the faculty at Pennsylvania State University in 2011. He is a professor of art education and African American studies and has been serving as interim director of the School of Visual Arts at the university.

Penn State's Program to Increase Black Doctoral Students in STEM Meets With Success

Penn State’s Program to Increase Black Doctoral Students in STEM Meets With Success

About half of all Millennium Scholars at Penn State have gone on to be accepted in doctoral degree programs in STEM fields. The first two are expected to receive their Ph.D.s this coming spring.

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.

A Half Dozen Black Scholars Who Have Been Given New Roles or Assignments

A Half Dozen Black Scholars Who Have Been Given New Roles or Assignments

Taking on new duties are Esther Obonyo at Pennsylvania State University, Larry Walker at the University of Central Florida, Ayodeji Ogunnaike at Bowdoin College, Riché Barnes at Mount Holyoke College, Noran L. Moffett at Fayetteville State University, and J. Camille Hall at the University of Tennessee.

The University of the District of Columbia Teams Up With Penn State on STEM Research

The University of the District of Columbia Teams Up With Penn State on STEM Research

Under the agreement, researchers at the University of the District of Columbia and the Applied Research Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University will work together on projects relating to advanced materials and manufacturing, as well as cybersecurity.

Seven African American Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Seven African American Appointed to New Administrative Posts 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.

Penn State Hires Nine Scholars in African American or Diaspora Studies

Penn State Hires Nine Scholars in African American or Diaspora Studies

Pennsylvania State University has announced that it has hired nine scholars who will all be affiliated with the university’s department of African American studies. Seven of the nine hires are Black scholars.

New Assignments for a Trio of African American Faculty Members

New Assignments for a Trio of African American Faculty Members

Stacie J. Fairley is joining the faculty on the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Gary Bailey, a professor of practice in the School of Social Work at Simmons University in Boston, was named an assistant dean, and Sarah J. Williams joined the faculty at Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson Law School.

Does Rising Neighborhood Diversity Lead to a Drop in Social Capital?

Does Rising Neighborhood Diversity Lead to a Drop in Social Capital?

Some researchers suggest that social capital may decline because people retreat into their shells when faced with rising diversity — rejecting newcomers but also pulling back on engagement with people of their own ethnic group in an effort to shelter themselves.

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five African American Faculty Members

New Assignments in Higher Education for Five African American Faculty Members

Taking on new roles are Maria del Guadalupe “Lupe” Davidson at West Virginia University, Jessica Scoffield of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Tina M. Harris at Louisiana State University, Rodney Priestley at Princeton University in New Jersey, and Lynette Yarger at Pennsylvania State University.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Posts

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Posts

Those appointed to new administrative positions are Assata Zerai at the University of New Mexico, Sean C. Garrick at the University of Illinois, Alexis Smith at the Mississippi University for Women, Bulaong Ramiz-Hall at the University of Kansas, and Christopher Jefferson at Pennsylvania State University.

Four African American Men Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Four African American Men Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Gregory Robinson at Tennessee State University, Echol Nix Jr. at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Reginald Hamilton at Pennsylvania State University, and Forest M. Pritchett at Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Academia

Seven African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Administrative Posts in Academia

Taking on new roles are Thomas C. Segar at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Diane Crawford at Syracuse, Carol Burton at Western Carolina, Stephanie Danette Preston at Penn State, Shiera D. Goff at the University of Massachusetts, Adanna Johnson at Georgetown and James Harper at Tuskegee University.

Four Black Scholars Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Four Black Scholars Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

This year’s results are an improvement from recent years. JBHE’s analysis determined that in 2018, there were no African Americans among the 84 new members. In both 2016 and 2017, there was only one African American scholar among the new members.