Two Black Scholars Named to Dean Positions

Charlotte H. Johnson was named dean of students at Scripps College in Claremont, California. When Dr. Johnson takes office on August 1, she will also hold the title of vice president for student affairs. Since 2011, she has been serving as dean of the college at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Previously, she was vice president and dean at Colgate University and assistant dean for student affairs at the University of Michigan Law School.

Dean Johnson was valedictorian of her graduating class at the University of Detroit, where she majored in psychology. She earned a juris doctorate at the University of Michigan.

TatumAlfred W. Tatum was appointed dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has served as interim dean since last August and is a professor of curriculum and instruction at the university. He joined the faculty at the university in 2007 after teaching at Northern Illinois University, the University of Maryland, and Buffalo State College.

Professor Tatum, who holds a doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the author of Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males: Closing the Achievement Gap (Stenhouse Publishers, 2005), Reading For Their Life: (Re)building the Textual Lineages of African American Adolescent Males (Heinemann, 2009) and Fearless Voices: Engaging the Next Generation of African American Male Writers (Scholastic Teaching Resources, 2013).

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