New Assignments in Higher Education for Three Black Scholars

Renee A. Middleton, dean of the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education at Ohio University, is the new chair of the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Dr. Middleton is a graduate of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She holds a master’s degree in clinical audiology from the University of Tennessee and a doctorate in rehabilitation administration from the College of Education at Auburn University in Alabama.

Abi Williams was named the School of Foreign Service Centennial Fellow at Georgetown University. In this role he will give lectures to classes, complete work on a book, and participate in a lecture series on global justice. For the past four years, Dr. Williams has served as the inaugural president of The Hague Institute for Global Justice. He is the former director of strategic planning at the United Nations. Dr. Williams served on the Georgetown University faculty in the early 1990s.

Dr. Williams holds a master’s degree in English language and literature from Edinburgh University in Scotland and a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

Jamel K. Donnor was named the William and Martha Clairborne Stephens Distinguished Associate Professor of Education at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Before joining the faculty at the College of William & Mary, he taught at California State University, Fullerton.

Dr. Donnor is a graduate of Washington State University. He holds a master’s degree from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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