New Faculty Appointments for African Americans in Higher Education

Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, has announced that David Mitchell was promoted to associate professor of political science and international relations and granted tenure.

Dr. Mitchell earned a Ph.D. at Syracuse University in New York.

Gwen Thompkins was named an instructor of newswriting in the School of Continuing Studies at Tulane University in New Orleans. She was the East Africa correspondent for National Public Radio. From 1996 to 2006, she was senior editor of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday.

Thompkins is a graduate of Tulane University and began her career in journalism with the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Crystal A. Gadegbeku was appointed associate professor in the department of medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. She was previously with the University of Michigan Health Systems.

Dr. Gadegbeku is a graduate of Bucknell University, where she majored in chemistry and minored in music. She earned her M.D. at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Jodi A. Black was appointed assistant professor of mathematics at Bucknell University. A graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, earlier this year Dr. Black earned a Ph.D. in mathematics at Emory University.


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