Currently, Dr. Reginald DesRoches is the chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. A native of Haiti, he joined the faculty at Georgia Tech in 1998 and was promoted to full professor in 2008.
Rice University related articles
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.
Appointed to new positions are Charles J. Gibb at Miles College, Krystal Toups at Rice University, Sedgwick Harris at Northampton Community College, Kimberly Hewitt at Johns Hopkins University, Erika K. Davis at Neumann University, and Edward Summers at Long Island University.
Black scholars in new roles are Tracy Clayton at Wake Forest University, Mindy T. Fullilove at The New School, Fred Higgs III at Rice University, Iyelli Ichile at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Lena Hill at the University of Iowa, and Omari Weekes at Willamette University in Oregon.
Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.
Researchers at Rice University in Houston found a correlation between counties in the South that had the highest percentages of slaves in their population and those that now have the most racial segregation in schools.
The honorees are Stephanie Luck of the University of Arkansas, the late Levi Watkins at Vanderbilt University, Clara Adams of Morgan State University, Anthony B. Pinn of Rice University, William F. Tate of Washington University in St. Louis, and Em Claire Knowles of Simmons College.
Melissa Givens is an adjunct professor at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and Texas Southern University in Houston. She is also a doctoral student in music at the University of Houston.
According to City College, Dr. Barabino is the first African American women to serve as a dean of engineering at an educational institution that is not a historically Black college or university.
Anthony Pinn is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and professor of religious studies at Rice University. Teaching duties will be shared with Grammy nominee Bernard “Bun B” Freeman.
Researchers at Rice University in Houston and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, found that since the 1990s, African American homebuyers were 45 percent more likely than Whites to transition out of homeownership.
Some 90 percent of African American respondents to a Rice University survey stated that success requires education beyond high school. This was a higher rate than other ethnic groups in the survey.
Students who change schools often have problems adjusting to the new educational environment and this can impact their academic performance. Programs that reach out to Black parents can reduce the likelihood that children will change schools.
Anthony Pinn Is the Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning at Rice University
Dr. Pinn is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and professor of religious studies at Rice University in Houston.
Rice University, which until 1965 did not admit Black students, is planning to show a major exhibit of African American art to celebrate its centennial.
Deborah Buchanan, Earl Wright II, Edward Adams Jr., Harold Tate, and Stephanie Chatman are all taking on new assignments.
Black students at charter schools in Austin, Dallas, and Houston had a dropout rate of 13 percent compared to a drop out rate of 4 percent for Black students in urban public schools.
Keith W. McIntosh of Pima County Community College, Cedric Gathings of Mississippi State, and Roland Smith of Rice University, are the honorees.
Sociologists at Rice University in Houston found that 18 percent of African Americans reported emotional or health problems resulting from perceived racial discrimination.
Derek Carter, Mary Williams, and Johnny Whitehead are assuming new duties.