New Faculty Posts for Five Black Scholars at Leading Universities

10-2605-BRIDGES-036Khiara M. Bridges was promoted to professor at the Boston University School of Law. She joined the faculty at Boston University in 2010. Professor Bridges is the author of Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization (University of California Press, 2011).

Professor Bridges is a summa cum laude graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, where she majored in sociology. She is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law and holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University.

Beauty Bragg was promoted to full professor of English at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.

Professor Bragg is the author of Reading Contemporary African American Literature: Black Women’s Popular Fiction, Post-Civil Rights Experience, and the African American Canon (Lexington Books, 2014).

jackson_yo2Yolanda Jackson was promoted to full professor of psychology and applied behavioral science at the University of Kansas. She has served on the University of Kansas faculty since 1995.

Dr. Jackson is a graduate of Valparaiso University in Indiana. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in clinical child psychology from the University of Alabama.

bryan_monroe_medium_2Bryan Monroe was appointed to the Verizon Chair in the School of Media and Communication at Temple University in Philadelphia. Monroe won a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for his reporting on Hurricane Katrina in the Biloxi Sun Herald. Most recently, he has been an editor for CNN in Washington.

Monroe is a former president of the National Association of Black Journalists.

juangilbertJuan Gilbert was appointed chair of the department of computer and information science and engineering at the University of Florida. He holds the Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair in the department.

Professor Gilbert is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Cincinnati.

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