Four Black Scholars Join the Cornell University Faculty

Cornell University, the Ivy-League educational institution in Ithaca, New York, has added 53 new faculty members this fall. Of the new additions, there are four new Black faculty members.

Ludmilla Aristilde is an assistant professor of biological and environmental engineering. Her research centers on soil science. She holds two bachelor’s degrees from Cornell University and a master’s degree in environmental engineering and a Ph.D. in molecular toxicology from the University of California at Berkeley.

Ishion Hutchinson is an assistant professor of English. He was serving as an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore and American University in Washington, D.C. A graduate of the University of the West Indies, Dr. Hutchinson holds a master of fine arts degree in poetry from New York University and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Utah.

Mukoma Wa Ngugi is an assistant professor of English. He was a lecturer at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Ngugi is a graduate of Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. He holds a master’s degree from Boston University and a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. in literary studies from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Noliwe Rooks is an associate professor of Africana studies and an associate professor of feminist, gender, and sexuality studies. She was the associate director of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University. Before going to Princeton, she taught at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Rooks is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta and holds a Ph.D. in American studies from the University of Iowa.

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