Four Black Scholars Receive Prestigious Honors or Awards

Barbara Krauthamer, professor of history and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, received the Lorraine A. Williams Leadership Award from the Association of Black Women Historians. Professor Krauthamer has been on the faculty at the university since 2008. She is the co-author of Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery (Temple University Press, 2012).

Professor Krauthamer is a graduate of Dartmouth College. She holds a master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.

Chinyere Oparah, provost and dean of the faculty at Mills College in Oakland, California, received the Visionary of the Year Award from the Association for Wholistic Maternal & Newborn Health. The award honors an individual who has worked to improve childbirth and/or maternal and infant health nationally, locally, or internationally. She is the co-editor of Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth (Routledge, 2015). Dr. Oparah joined the faculty at Mills College in 1997.

Dr. Oparah holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Cambridge in England. She earned a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Warwick.

The board of trustees of the University of Pittsburgh have voted to rename a residence hall to honor Livingston Alexander, the president of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Dr. Alexander announced this past June that he would step down at the end of the 2017-18 academic year. Before becoming president of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Dr. Alexander was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. Earlier, he was a professor of psychology at Western Kentucky University.

Dr. Alexander is a graduate of St. Joseph Seminary College in Washington, D.C., where he majored in philosophy. He holds a master’s degree in education and an educational doctorate from the University of Houston.

Anthony K. Wutoh, provost at Howard University in Washington, D.C., will receive the Edward Bouchet Legacy Award from the Edward Bouchet Society. Dr. Bouchet was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. at an American university. Anthony K. Wutoh was promoted to provost and chief academic officer at Howard in 2015. He has been on the faculty since 1996.

Dr. Wutoh is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where he majored in biochemistry. He holds a Ph.D. in pharmacy practice and administration from the University of Maryland.


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