Six Black Women Scholars Taking on New Assignments

Sherine Obare, a professor of chemistry at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, was appointed interim vice president for research at the university. She has been serving as associate vice president for research. Dr. Obare joined the faculty at the university in 2004.

Professor Obare is a graduate of West Virginia State University and holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of South Carolina.

Erinn Tucker was appointed associate professor of practice in the master of professional studies in global hospitality leadership program in the School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She was an assistant professor in the School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Tucker is a graduate of Florida A&M University, where she majored in business administration. She holds a master’s degree in sport administration from Florida State University, an MBA from Winthrop University, and a Ph.D. in hospitality administration from Oklahoma State University.

Allyssa L. Harris was promoted to associate professor of nursing and granted tenure at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She also serves as director of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program at the college.

Dr. Harris holds an associate’s degree from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. She earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees at Boston College.

Reena N. Goldthree is a new assistant professor of African American studies at Princeton University in New Jersey. Since 2011, she has been an assistant professor of African and African American studies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Her research focuses on the history of modern Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dr. Goldthree is a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia University and holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Carolyn Gentle-Genitty, an associate professor of social work at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, was appointed assistant vice president for university academic policy. She will also be the director of the University Transfer Office.

Dr. Gentle-Genitty is a native of Belize. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky and a Ph.D. from Indiana University.

Eleanor Brown has joined the faculty at Pennsylvania State University as a professor of law and a professor of international affairs. Previously, she was a professor at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.

Professor Brown is a graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she majored in molecular biology. She earned a master’s degree in politics as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. Later, she earned a juris doctorate at Yale Law School.


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