Six Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Assignments

theo-greeneTheodore Greene is a new assistant professor of sociology at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He recently completed his doctoral dissertation on gay neighborhoods in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Dr. Greene is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University.

keitaCherif Keita was named to the William H. Laird Professorship in the Liberal Arts at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Dr. Keita has served on the faculty at the college since 1998. Professor Keita is an award-winning filmmaker and the author of several books including Outcast to Ambassador: The Musical Odyssey of Salif Keita (CreateSpace, 2011).

Dr. Keita, a native of Mali, holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Romance languages from the University of Georgia.

mumbaMumba Mumba is a new associate professor of speech at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois. She taught for three years as a visiting assistant professor of communication and rhetorical studies at Illinois College in Jacksonville.

Dr. Mumba is a graduate of the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, where she majored in physiotherapy. She holds a master’s degree in international affairs and a Ph.D. in communication studies from Ohio University in Athens.

ClementAnthony E. Clement was promoted to associate professor of mathematics and granted tenure at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He is the first Black man to be granted tenure in the department.

Dr. Clement, a native of Grenada, holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Eliz AllenEliza Allen is a new assistant professor of elementary education at the University of South Carolina. Her research focuses on critical language and literacy practices of culturally and linguistically diverse children.

Dr. Allen is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University.

kumasiKafi D. Kumasi was promoted to associate professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Wayne State University in Detroit. She also was awarded tenure. Dr. Kumasi has been on the Wayne State University faculty since 2009.

Dr. Kumasi is a graduate of the University of Michigan. She holds a master of library and information science degree from Wayne State University and a doctorate in curriculum studies from Indiana University.

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