A New Dean at Jackson State University in Mississippi

BlaineJackson State University in Mississippi has announced the appointment of Robert Blaine as dean of undergraduate studies and cyber learning. Dr. Blaine has been serving as special assistant to the provost for cyber learning. He is also an associate professor of music at the university.

“I am excited,” Blaine told faculty members, in accepting the post. “There is such a wonderful, wonderful foundation here.”

Dr. Blaine has been on faculty at Jackson State University since 2004. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Indiana University, a master’s degree from the Catholic University of American in Washington, D.C. and a doctorate in musical arts from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester in New York.

Related Articles


Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

North Carolina A&T State University Mounts Effort to Educate Heirs Property Owners

Heirs property is land passed down through a family, often over multiple generations and to numerous descendants, without the use of wills or probate courts. In North Carolina, the value of land owned as heirs property is estimated at nearly $1.9 billion. Heirs property is disproportionately held by Black landowners.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

New Legislation Aims to Boost Entrepreneurial Efforts of HBCU Students

Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) has introduced the Minority Entrepreneurship Grant Program Act, bipartisan legislation that creates a grant program with the Small Business Administration for entrepreneurs at minority-serving institutions like historically Black colleges and universities.

Featured Jobs