Four African American Women Taking on New Faculty Roles

LaShanda Korley will join the faculty at the University of Delaware in January as an associate professor. She will hold a joint appointment in the department of materials science and engineering and the department of chemical and biomolecular engineering. She has been serving on the faculty at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Dr. Korley earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and engineering from Clark Atlanta University and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Alison Curseen will join the faculty at Boston College in the fall of 2018, holding a joint appointment in the department of English and the African and African American Diaspora studies program. She is currently a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Princeton University.

Dr. Curseen is a graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio. She earned a master of fine arts degree from American University in Washington, D.C., and a Ph.D. at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Sonya Clark, a distinguished research fellow in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, was promoted to the rank of Commonwealth Professor. From 2006 to 2017, she served as chair of the department of craft/material studies at the university.

Professor Clark is a graduate of Amherst College in Massachusetts. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Art Institute of Chicago and a master of fine arts degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Rizvana Bradley is a new assistant professor of African American studies and an assistant professor of film and media studies at Yale University. She was a visiting fellow in the department of the history of art at University College London.

Born in Kenya, Dr. Bradley is a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She holds a Ph.D. in literature from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

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