School of Architecture and Planning at MIT Adds Three Black Faculty Members

The School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has announced the appointment of five new faculty members. Three of the new hires are African Americans.

Jason Jackson is a new assistant professor in political economy and urban planning. He was previously a postdoctoral fellow at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Jackson is a graduate of Princeton University in New Jersey. He holds a master’s degree from the University of London in England, a second master’s degree from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in the political economy of development from MIT.

Erica James has been appointed associate professor of medical anthropology and urban studies with tenure in the department of urban studies and planning. She has been on the faculty at MIT since 2004 in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. She is the author of Democratic Insecurities: Violence, Trauma, and Intervention in Haiti (University of California Press, 2010). Dr. James is a graduate of Princeton University, where she majored in anthropology. She holds two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Harvard University.

Danielle Wood was named an assistant professor in the program of media arts and sciences. She will begin teaching at MIT in January. Dr. Wood has worked as the applied sciences manager within the Earth Science Division of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Dr. Wood holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, two master’s degrees, and a Ph.D. in engineering systems, all from MIT.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Faculty Positions

The new faculty are Esther Jones at Brown University and Dagmawi Woubshet at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is Established at Bowie State University

"The new program will help to increase the number of counselor educators within the counseling field and the number of competent Black counselor educators," says Dr. Otis Williams, chair of the Bowie State University department of counseling and psychological studies.

Elizabeth City State University Partners With the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to Increase Representation of Black Graduate...

"We are excited by this partnership with UT Health Science Center and the opportunities this brings to our students who wish to pursue advanced degrees," said Kuldeep Rawat, dean of the Elizabeth City State University School of Science, Health and Technology.

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

“Through her leadership and scholarship, Dr. White-Smith inspires a new generation of teachers to serve students and approach their work with equity, compassion, and respect,” said Gail F. Baker, provost and senior vice president at the University of San Diego. 

Featured Jobs