Four Black Scholars in New Faculty Roles

Lee_Urology-Chair_mediabioCheryl Taylore Lee was appointed to the Dorothy M. Davis Chair in Cancer Research at the Ohio State University Medical Center. She will also chair the department of urology. She was the Robert H. and Eva M. Moyad Research Professor of Urology at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Lee is a graduate of Albany Medical College in New York and completed her residency at the University of Michigan.

DrShelbyChipman-231x300Shelby R. Chipman, an associate professor of music at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, was named director of bands at the university. Before joining the faculty at Florida A&M University, Dr. Chipman taught for 10 years in the Miami-Dade County public school system.

Dr. Chipman is a graduate of Florida A&M University, where he majored in computer science and music education. He earned a master’s degree in music education from the University of Illinois and a doctorate in music education from Florida State University.

Akyeampong-3Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong, professor of history and professor of African American studies at Harvard University has been given the added duties as the Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the university’s Center for African Studies. He joined the faculty at Harvard in 1993.

Dr. Akyeampong is the author or editor of several books including Drink, Power, and Cultural Change: A Social History of Alcohol in Ghana, c. 1800 to Recent Times (Heinemann, 1996). A graduate of the University of Ghana, Professor Akyeampong holds a master’s degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia.

cottleRenee Cottle was hired as an assistant professor of bioengineering at Clemson University in South Carolina. She has been invited to apply for five-year, $1.25 million Director’s Early Independence Award grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Cottle recently received her Ph.D. from the joint biomedical engineering program of the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University in Atlanta.


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