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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 Little Progress for African Americans in Academic Radiology

Study Finds Little Progress for African Americans in Academic Radiology

In academic radiology in 2019, Blacks were 3 percent of the assistant professors and 2 percent of the associate professors and full professors. The proportion of Black or African American department chairs was 5 percent in 2019. These percentages have not changed significantly since 2010.

How State Lotteries Prey on Low-Income African Americans

How State Lotteries Prey on Low-Income African Americans

An investigation of state lotteries by the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at the University of Maryland found that high school dropouts spent four times more per year on the lottery than college graduates. Black people spent, on average, nearly five times as much as White people.

University of Maryland Study Finds Wide Political Divide on Views of Racial Discrmination

University of Maryland Study Finds Wide Political Divide on Views of Racial Discrmination

The study found that less than half of all American believe that there is more discrimination direct against African Americans than was the case five years ago. Some 40 percent of all respondents stated that they believed there was more discrimination directed against Whites than was the case five years ago

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Kimberly White-Smith is the new dean of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego. Ngonidzashe Munemo was named dean of the faculty at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and Kimberly Griffin was appointed dean of the College of Education at the University of Maryland College Park.

Rochelle Ford Selected as the Next President of Dillard University in New Orleans

Rochelle Ford Selected as the Next President of Dillard University in New Orleans

Since 2018, Dr. Ford has been serving as dean of School of Communications at Elon University in North Carolina. Before becoming dean at Elon, she was a professor of public relations in the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in New York.

The University of Portland Names Robert Kelly as Its Twenty-First President

The University of Portland Names Robert Kelly as Its Twenty-First President

Robert Kelly has been appointed the twenty-first president of the University of Portland in Oregon. When he takes office in August, Dr. Kelly will be the first layperson and the first African American to hold the position in the 121-year history of the educational institution.

Three Universities Announce the Appointments of Black Scholars to Dean Positions

Three Universities Announce the Appointments of Black Scholars to Dean Positions

Stephanie Shonekan was named dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland. Bimbola Akintade was named dean of the College of Nursing at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and Troy McKenzie was appointed dean of the New York University School of Law.

Mark Melton to Serve as Provost at Saint Augustine's University

Mark Melton to Serve as Provost at Saint Augustine’s University

Dr. Melton has been serving as a professor of biology and dean for the School of Sciences, Mathematics, and Allied Health at the university. During his tenure at the university, Dr. Melton has been chair of the department of biological and physical sciences and director of the honors program.

The Long-Term Effects of Redlining on Public Health in Black Neighborhoods

The Long-Term Effects of Redlining on Public Health in Black Neighborhoods

A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland shows that people in areas long ago labeled as “red” (hazardous) or “yellow” (definitely declining) on infamous government housing maps in the 1930s, today have about a five-year shorter life expectancy than those living in areas that had been categorized as favorable for home mortgage lending.

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 Chancellor of the North Orange County Community College District in California

The Next Chancellor of the North Orange County Community College District in California

Byron D. Clift Breland has been serving as chancellor of the San Jose – Evergreen Community College District located in Silicon Valley. From 2013 to 2018 he was president of San José City College. He will begin his new job on January 18.

Don Essex Is the New Dean of Lyman Beecher Brooks Library at Norfolk State University

Don Essex Is the New Dean of Lyman Beecher Brooks Library at Norfolk State University

Before coming to Norfolk State, Dean Essex was an associate professor and director of the Theofield G. Weis Library at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland, for nearly seven years. Earlier, he served for 13 years as a legislative information specialist for the Washington office of the American Library Association.

In Memoriam: Patricia V. Richie

In Memoriam: Patricia V. Richie

Patricia Richie began working at then Palm Beach Community College in 1994 as director of continuing studies and was promoted three years later to dean of Career and Technical Education, becoming the college’s first African American female dean.

In Memoriam: Genevieve Madeline Knight, 1939-2021

In Memoriam: Genevieve Madeline Knight, 1939-2021

Dr. Knight taught at Hampton University in Virginia from 1963 to 1966 and from 1970 to 1985. She then taught mathematics at Coppin State University in Baltimore for more than two decades.

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

Four African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

The African Americans assigned to new diversity posts are James McShay at the University of Maryland College Park, Dominique A. Quarles at Mississippi State University, Sharnnia Artis at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and Mel Williams Jr. at the Catholic University of American in Washington, D.C.

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 Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Appointed Deans

A Trio of African Americans Who Have Been Appointed Deans

Karen Brown was appointed dean of the School of Education at the University of the Virgin Islands. Samuel Graham, Jr. will be the next dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland and Tamika Wordlow Williams is the new dean of students at Belmont University in Nashville.

Jessica Marie Johnson Honored for Her Book on Black Women in the Colonial Atlantic World

Jessica Marie Johnson Honored for Her Book on Black Women in the Colonial Atlantic World

Jessica Marie Johnson, an assistant professor of history at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, has won the Kemper and Leila Williams Prize in Louisiana History. The honor is bestowed by The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Historical Association.

William Tate IV Will Be the First Black President of a University in the Southeastern Conference

William Tate IV Will Be the First Black President of a University in the Southeastern Conference

Dr. Tate has been serving as the Education Foundation Distinguished Professor, executive vice president for academic affairs, and provost at the University of South Carolina since July 2020. Professor Tate served as dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education at Washington University in St. Louis.

Scholars Assemble a Massive New Database on Enslaved People

Scholars Assemble a Massive New Database on Enslaved People

Scholars affiliated with the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland, the MATRIX Center for Digital Humanities & Social Sciences at Michigan State University, and other institutions have established a new open-source database called Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade.

Academic Study Examines Reluctance of Older African Americans to Seek Mental Health Care

Academic Study Examines Reluctance of Older African Americans to Seek Mental Health Care

A new study by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and the University of Maryland finds that older African Americans living in U.S. counties with a higher population of Black residents are less likely to pursue mental health treatment than other African American seniors.

University of Maryland to Name New Residence Hall for Two Black Student Pioneers

University of Maryland to Name New Residence Hall for Two Black Student Pioneers

Whittle-Johnson Hall will honor Hiram Whittle, the first African American male to be admitted to the university in 1951, and Elaine Johnson Coates, the first African American woman to graduate with an undergraduate degree in 1959.

A Trio of African American Scholars Taking on New Duties in Academia

A Trio of African American Scholars Taking on New Duties in Academia

The African American faculty members taking on new roles are Karsonya Whitehead at Loyola University of Maryland, Tomaz Cunningham at Jackson State University in Mississippi, and Rhamin Ligon of the University of Maryland.

In Memoriam: Edward Joseph Perkins, 1928-2020

In Memoriam: Edward Joseph Perkins, 1928-2020

Edward J. Perkins was the first African Amerian to serve as ambassador to the Republic of South Africa and later taught at the University of Oklahoma.

Gregory Fowler Has Been Named President of University of Maryland Global Campus

Gregory Fowler Has Been Named President of University of Maryland Global Campus

Dr. Fowler has spent nearly nine years at Southern New Hampshire University, where he served in a dual role as chief academic officer and vice president for academic affairs. He was promoted to president of the university’s Global Campus in September 2018.

Nathaniel Jones Appointed President of the College of Alameda in California

Nathaniel Jones Appointed President of the College of Alameda in California

Dr. Jones has been serving as vice president for business services at Moreno Valley College of the Riverside Community College District in California. Earlier in his career, Dr. Jones held administrative and faculty positions at the University of California, Riverside; Pepperdine University; Dartmouth College; Northern Arizona University; and the University of Maryland.

University of Maryland Report Offers Data on Hate Crime Offenders

University of Maryland Report Offers Data on Hate Crime Offenders

Hate crime offenders have varied motivations, background, demographic characteristics, criminal histories, and target selections. Attacks on African Americans have also reached more than 40 percent of violent and nonviolent hate crimes.

University of Maryland Names Women's Studies Department After Harriet Tubman

University of Maryland Names Women’s Studies Department After Harriet Tubman

This is the first time that an academic department at the University of Maryland will be named after someone honorifically. The women’s studies department is the only one in the country that offers a Black women’s studies minor.

Jon Cawthorne Is the New Leader of the Association of College and Research Libraries

Jon Cawthorne Is the New Leader of the Association of College and Research Libraries

Dr. Cawthorne became dean of the Wayne State University Library System in 2017. Earlier in his career, he was dean of libraries at West Virginia University, associate dean for public services and assessment at Florida State University Libraries, and dean of the San Diego State University Library.

Rion Amilcar Scott Wins the Towson University Prize for Literature

Rion Amilcar Scott Wins the Towson University Prize for Literature

The Towson University Prize for Literature is awarded annually for a single book or book-length manuscript of fiction, poetry, drama, or imaginative nonfiction. Scott teaches creative writing at the University of Maryland, College Park.

In Memoriam: David Clyde Driskell, 1931-2020

In Memoriam: David Clyde Driskell, 1931-2020

In 1977, Driskell joined the faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park. He taught there until his retirement in 1998. In 2001, the university established the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora.

William Tate IV Will Be the Next Provost at the University of South Carolina

William Tate IV Will Be the Next Provost at the University of South Carolina

Currently, Dr. Tate is the Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor in Arts & Sciences and dean of the Graduate School at Washington University in St. Louis. In 2019, he was one of four finalists for the presidency of the University of South Carolina.

Scholar Donates 100 Pieces of African American Art to the Yale University Art Gallery

Scholar Donates 100 Pieces of African American Art to the Yale University Art Gallery

Robert Steele spent 40 years on the faculty of the psychology department at the University of Maryland, College Park. He then served nearly a decade as the director of the university’s David C. Driskell Center, which supports the study of African-American art.

Darryll J. Pines Appointed President of the University of Maryland College Park

Darryll J. Pines Appointed President of the University of Maryland College Park

Currently, Dr. Pines is dean of the university’s A. James Clark School of Engineering and the Nariman Farvardin Professor of Aerospace Engineering. He first arrived at the university in 1995 as an assistant professor. Dr. Pines will take office on July 1

Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor to Lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Rutgers University-Camden Chancellor to Lead the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Phoebe A. Haddon became chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden in July 2014. From 2009 to 2014, she was dean of the Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland. Chancellor Haddon will continue to fulfill all her duties at Rutgers University-Camden while serving as board chair.