Four Blacks Scholars Appointed to Endowed Professorships

montgomeryCorey O. Montgomery, an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will be an inaugural holder of the Richard W. Nicholas and Corey O. Montgomery Chair in Orthopaedic Oncology at the university. Drs. Nicholas and Montgomery are the only two orthopedic oncologists in the state of Arkansas. The endowed chair is the first in the university’s history to be named in honor of an African American.

Dr. Montgomery is a graduate of Alcorn State University in Mississippi and received his medical doctorate at the University of Tennessee. He completed five years of orthopaedic surgical training at the University Arkansas Medical Sciences.

martin_webJames R. Martin was named the inaugural holder of the Robert Benmosche Endowed Professorship in Risk Engineering and Systems Analytics at Clemson University in South Carolina. The chair is named after the late CEO of the American International Group Inc.

Professor Martin serves as chair of the department of civil engineering at Clemson. He is a graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Virginia Tech.

stAmandPierre Saint-Armand was appointed the Benjamin F. Barge Professor of French at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, effective July 1. Currently, he is the Francis Wayland Professor of French Studies and a professor of comparative literature at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Professor Saint-Armand is a graduate of the University of Montreal in Quebec, Canada. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees in romance languages from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

YatesStephanie R. Yates is the inaugural holder of the Regions Institute for Financial Education Endowed Professorship in the Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama Birmingham. She joined the faculty at the university in 2007.

Dr. Yates holds a master’s degree in international economics and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. She earned a Ph.D. in finance at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

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