Four Black Scholars in New Teaching Roles

lynn-nottageLynn Nottage was named associate professor of playwriting at Columbia University. Nottage served as an adjunct associate professor in the playwriting program at Columbia in 2013 and has been a lecturer at the Yale School of Drama since 2001. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play “Ruined” in 2009.

Nottage is a graduate of Brown University and the Yale School of Drama. In 2007, she was named a MacArthur Fellow.

KYTaylorKeeanga-Yamahtta Taylor was named assistant professor of African American studies at Princeton University in New Jersey. She has been a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois.

Dr. Taylor is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. at Northwestern University.

LewisLinden-MainLinden F. Lewis was named a Presidential Professor at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He has been a member of the sociology department at the university since 1991. A Caribbean scholar, he is currently working on a biography of the late Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham, the first president of Guyana.

Professor Lewis is a graduate of the University of the West Indies. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from American University in Washington. D.C.

mattdelmontMatthew Delmont was appointed professor of African American history in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. He was an associate professor of American studies at Scripps College in Claremont, California. He is the author of The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia (University of California Press, 2012).

Professor Delmont is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Brown University.


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