Two Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

ebongEno E. Ebong was hired as an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Northeastern University in Boston. Her research focuses on the mechanical forces of blood flow. She was a visiting assistant professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in The Bronx, New York.

Dr. Ebong is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

GordonLewis Gordon, a professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, has been named the Nelson Mandela Visiting Professor in the department of politics and international relations at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. He will spend the fall semester of 2014 and 2015 teaching at Rhodes University. Before joining the University of Connecticut faculty this year, he was the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Philosophy and founder and director of the Center for Afro-Jewish Studies and the Institute for the Study of Race and Social Thought at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Gordon is a graduate of Lehman College, a campus of the City University of New York. He holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University.

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