Four Black Scholars in New Faculty Posts

Yosvany_Terry3Yosvany Terry was appointed director of jazz ensembles and visiting senior lecturer in music at Harvard University for the coming academic year. Terry, a Cuban musician, composer, bandleader, and educator will oversee two student bands and teach one course per semester.

Terry is a graduate of the National School of the Art and the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory in Havana, Cuba. He has taught at Princeton University, Stanford University, the New School, and the Harlem School of the Arts.

hamiltonDarrick Hamilton, associate professor of economics and urban policy at the New School in New York City, has been given the additional responsibility as director of the Milano Doctoral Program in Public and Urban Policy at the university. He joined the faculty at the New School in 2003.

Dr. Hamilton is a graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

hammondPaula T. Hammond was appointed chair of the department of chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the first woman and the first African American to hold the post.

Professor Hammond is the David H. Koch Professor of Engineering at MIT. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a Ph.D. from MIT. Dr. Hammond earned a master’s degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Eugene T. Parker III was appointed assistant professor at the University of Kansas School of Education. He will teach organizational administration and postsecondary finance of higher education at the institution.

Parker holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is transitioning from the doctoral program at the University of Iowa into his new faculty role.

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