Dianne M. Pinderhughes, a professor of Africana studies and a professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, was named co-chair of the advisory committee for the Civic Engagement and Governance Institute at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington. The new institute will focus on promoting broader citizen engagement and political participation. Co-chairing the advisory committee will be Kurt L. Schmoke, the former mayor of Baltimore who is currently dean of the Howard University School of Law.
Professor Pinderhughes is a graduate of Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.
Dean Schmoke is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School. In 1973 he was selected as a Rhodes Scholar.
Correction: A previous version stated that Professor Pinderhughes and Dean Schmoke were leaders of the new institute, not the advisory committee.