University of Delaware Professor Honored by the Association of Black Women Historians

dunbarErica Armstrong Dunbar, the Blue and Gold Professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware, is the winner of the Lorraine A. Williams Leadership Award from the Association of Black Women Historians. The award honors a woman in education, archives, libraries, historical societies, or museums who has demonstrated mentoring, organization building, and leadership skills.

The association honored Professor Armstrong Dunbar for her work as a scholar, mentor, and campus leader and as the director of the Program in African American History Library at the Company of Philadelphia, the nation’s oldest library. Professor Armstrong Dunbar is the author of the forthcoming book Never Caught: Ona Judge, the Washingtons, and the Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave (Simon and Schuster, 2017).

Dr. Armstrong Dunbar received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her master’s and doctoral degrees from Columbia University.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Central State University to Merge Two Colleges to Optimize Resources and Efficiency

The primary goal of the merger is to improve operational efficiency, support increased enrollment, and optimize resources. Notably, the focus on operational streamlining does not include any plans for staff or faculty layoffs.

Four Black Scholars Selected for Dean Positions

The dean appointments are Chukwuka Onwumechili at Howard University, Myra Bozeman at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, Joan Tilghman at Coppin State University in Baltimore, and Omolola Eniola-Adefeso at the University of Illinois.

Voorhees University Launches Its First Doctor of Education Degree Program

The new doctor of education in leadership program will offer two specialized tracks for students, preparing them to become successful leaders in their chosen educational field. Students can choose to focus their studies on either PK-12 education or higher education administration.

Fielding Graduate University Honors Ronald Mason for Lifetime Achievements in HBCU Leadership

Ronald Mason has served as president of three HBCUs: Jackson State University, Southern University and A&M College, and the University of the District of Columbia, where he was the longest tenured president in the university's history.

Featured Jobs