New Positions or Duties for Four African American Scholars

T’Keyah Crystal Keymah, actress, director, writer, and producer, was named the inaugural W.K. Kellogg Foundation Artist-in-Residence in the theatre program of the College of Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.

Keymah was a cast member on the comedy show In Living Color and appeared on the sitcoms Cosby and That’s So Raven. She earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre at Florida A&M University and in 2011 was awarded an honorary doctorate from the university.

Chiquita A. Collins was named an associate professor in the department of epidemiology and biostatistics at the School of Medicine of the University of Texas at San Antonio. She will also serve as the inaugural vice dean for inclusion and chief diversity officer. Dr. Collins was the associate dean of diversity and cultural competence at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore.

Dr. Collins is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan.

Brian Purnell was appointed the Geoffrey Canada Associate Professor of Africana studies and history at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Dr. Purnell is the author of Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn (University Press of Kentucky, 2013).

Dr. Purnell is a graduate of Fordham University in New York. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in history from New York University.

T’Mars McCallum, professor of information technology at Horry-Georgetown Technical College in Conway, South Carolina, has been given the added duties as associate dean for academic affairs. McCallum has led the college’s Call Me Mister program.

McCallum is a graduate of Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. He holds a master’s degree in information technology management from Webster University in Missouri.

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  1. The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) does NOT have a medical school. The medical school in mentioned in the August 11 story titled, “New Positions or Duties for Four African-American Scholars is UT Health San Antonio. UT Health San Antonio is a separate university and has no affiliation with the University of Texas at San Antonio other than the fact that they are both part of the University of Texas System (which encompasses 14 different educational institutions).

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