Two Black Scholars Given Additional Roles at Major Universities

Harry J. Elam, the Olive H. Palmer Professor in the Humanities and vice provost for undergraduate education at Stanford University in California, has agreed to take on additional duties as vice president for the arts at the university. He will also hold the title and responsibilities of senior vice provost for education.

Dr. Elam is the author of several books including The Past as Present in the Drama of August Wilson (University of Michigan Press, 2004). He is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a Ph.D. in dramatic arts from the University of California, Berkeley.

Nefertiti Walker, an assistant professor of sport management at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has been given added duties as director of diversity and inclusion for the Isenberg School of Management at the university. Dr. Walker joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts in 2011.

Dr. Walker holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Florida.

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    • Success has a thousand fathers and failures are orphans. Harry was one of my undergraduate students at Harvard College. I bask in the sunshine of his accomplishments. May God bless him and his loved ones. Badi

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