Harvard University has announced the appointment of five faculty members as Harvard College Professors. The professorships were established in 1997. They provide faculty members with extra support for research or other scholarly activities, a semester of paid leave, or additional summer salary. The appointments are for five years.
One of the five faculty members named a Harvard College Professor is an African American. Tommie Shelby, a professor of philosophy was named the Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and Philosophy. Professor Shelby joined the Harvard University faculty in 2000. Earlier, he taught at Ohio State University.
Professor Shelby is the author of Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform (Belknap, 2016) and We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity (Belknap, 2005). He is a graduate of Florida A&M University and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.