African American Faculty Appointments

owensMichael Lee Owens, associate professor of political science at Emory University in Atlanta, was reelected chair of the governing board of the Urban Affairs Association. He is the author of God and Government in the Ghetto: The Politics of Church-State Collaboration in Black America (University of Chicago Press, 2007).

Dr. Owens is a graduate of Syracuse University in New York and holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University at Albany of the State University of New York system.

taylor_jamesJames Lance Taylor, chair of the department of politics at the University of San Francisco, was promoted to full professor. Professor Taylor is the author of the book, Black Nationalism in the United States: From Malcolm X to Barack Obama (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2012). He is currently working on a book entitled Peoples Temple, Jim Jones, and Black America.

Professor Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Southern California.

swanQuito Swan, an associate professor of history at Howard University in Washington, D.C., was named a 2014 University Teachers Fellow by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The fellowship will allow Dr. Swan to conduct research on his book project on Pauulu Kamarakafego, an ecological engineer and political activist from Bermuda.

Dr. Swan received a Ph.D. in African diaspora history from Howard University in 2005. He is the author of Black Power in Bermuda and the Struggle for Decolonization (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

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