Morgan State University, the historically Black educational institution in Baltimore, has begun construction of a new $79.4 million research facility that will house six academic departments. When completed the new academic building will house the departments of psychology, sociology and anthropology, political science, history, economics, and geography.
David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, said that “the construction of this upgraded and multifunctional facility will increase Morgan’s ability to attract a diverse body of students, qualified faculty and additional research dollars, which in turn further enhances our status as a doctoral research institution. The instruction and access to resources made available in this type of experiential learning environment will be critical to giving our students the necessary skills to compete and excel in an ever competitive workforce.”
The Martin D. Jenkins Behavioral and Social Science Center will have 148,000 square feet of space for classrooms, laboratories, conference rooms, and office space. The new facility, named after a former president of the university, is scheduled for completion in time for the 2017-18 academic year.