Two Black Scholars Named to Endowed Chairs at Major Research Universities

Reginald Tucker-Seeley will be the inaugural holder of the Edward L. Schneider Chair in Gerontology at the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Dr. Seeley was an assistant professor of social and behavioral sciences at Harvard University and the Dana -Farber Cancer Institute. He is spending the current academic year at the National Academy of Medicine as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow. Dr. Tucker is a graduate of the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma and holds a master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He earned a master’s degree and a doctorate at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Keith A. Wailoo was named the Henry Putnam University Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University in New Jersey. He is chair of the department of history and is affiliated with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs. Before joining the faculty at Princeton, Professor Wailoo taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Rutgers University in New Jersey. He is the author of several books including Pain: A Political History (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015) and How Cancer Crossed the Color Line (Oxford University Press, 2011). Dr. Wailoo is a graduate of Yale University, where he majored in chemical engineering. He holds a Ph.D. in the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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