Three African American Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Gregory-RobinsonGregory H. Robinson was named the UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor in Chemistry at the University of Georgia. He has been serving as the Franklin Professor and the Distinguished Research Professor of Chemistry at the university.

Dr. Robinson is a graduate of Jacksonville State University in Alabama and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama. His laboratory is studying difficult problems relating to fundamental issues of structure and bonding in organometallic compounds.

MarcanoDonna-Dale Marcano, associate professor of philosophy at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, was named director of the college’s Human Rights Program.

Dr. Marcano has served on the Trinity College faculty since 2005. She is a graduate of the Notre Dame of Maryland University and holds a master’s degree from American University in Washington, D.C. and a Ph.D. from the University of Memphis. She is the co-editor of Convergences: Black Feminism and Continental Philosophy (State University of New York Press, 2010).

MIT Political Science Web UpdateMelissa Nobles, the Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science, was named chair of the political science department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the author of Shades of Citizenship: Race and the Census in Modern Politics (Stanford University Press, 2000) and The Politics of Official Apologies (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

Professor Nobles is a graduate of Brown University and holds master’s and doctoral degrees in political science from Yale University.

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