Francine Huff was selected to hold the Knight Chair in Student Achievement at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. The Knight Chair is a five-year appointment. Huff is a former bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal and was a member of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the events of September 11, 2001.
Professor Huff is a graduate of Northwestern University and holds a master’s degree in communication and information studies from Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Phyllis Dennery was named chair of the department of pediatrics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She will begin her new role on April 15, 2015. Currently, Dr. Dennery is chief of the division of neonatology and newborn services at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Dennery received her medical degree at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and completed a fellowship in neonatology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
Shalanda H. Baker is a new associate professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii Manoa. She is an expert on energy law. Professor Baker previously taught at the University of San Francisco and the University of Wisconsin.
Professor Baker is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and the Northeastern University School of Law. She also holds a master’s degree in law from the University of Wisconsin.