Two African American Men Named to New Faculty Positions

David Murungi is a new assistant professor of information and process management at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Previously,  he was an instructor and then an assistant professor of health administration at Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Dr. Murungi holds a master of public administration degree and a Ph.D. in business administration, both from Louisiana State University.

LaVeistThomas A. LaVeist was named professor and chair of the department of health, policy, and management in the School of Public Health at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He has been serving as the William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor in Health Policy at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Dr. LaVeist is a graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He holds a Ph.D. in medical sociology from the University of Michigan.

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