Two African American Scholars in New Positions at Colleges

Arianne Bazilio is a new assistant professor of environmental science and chemistry at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She has been conducting postdoctoral research at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She specializes in aquatic chemistry.

Dr. Bazilio is a graduate of New York University, where she majored in chemical and biological engineering. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Ralph F. Murphy II was named the James K. Polk Diversity Faculty Fellow for Business, Legal, and Information Systems at Illinois Central College in East Peoria. He has been serving as the inaugural dean of student development and success at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon.

Dr. Murphy is a graduate of the University of Toledo, where he majored in criminal justice. He holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio, and a doctorate in community college leadership from National American University.



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