Three African American Scholars Assigned to New University Teaching Posts

Cesunica Ivey has been named an assistant professor in the department of chemical and environmental engineering at the University of California, Riverside. She was a postdoctoral researcher in the department of physics at the University of Nevada-Reno and a visiting scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory.

Dr. Ivey holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Erica Edwards has been named an assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies in the College of Education at Wayne State University in Detroit. She previously served as director of after school programs for Sasha Bruce Youthwork, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit supporting runaway, homeless, abused, and neglected youth.

Dr. Edwards holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Spelman College in Atlanta, a master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania, and a doctorate from Georgia State University.

Lawrence Jackson has been named a Gilman Scholar at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He has served as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of English and History at Johns Hopkins since 2016.

Dr. Jackson holds a Ph.D. in English and American literature from Stanford University.

Related Articles


Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Census Bureau Finds White Households Were Ten Times Wealthier Than Black Households in 2021

In 2021, White households represented 65.3 percent of all American homes, but owned 80 percent of all wealth. In comparison, Black households represented 13.6 percent of all households, but held only 4.7 percent of all wealth.

Bonita Brown Named Fourteenth Chancellor of Winston-Salem State University

Earlier in her career, Dr. Brown served as an assistant attorney with Winston-Salem State University. On July 1, she will return to the historically Black university as its fourteenth chancellor.

Study Debunks Popular Theory that Incarceration Leads to Safer Communities for Black Americans

A new study from Boston University has challenged the assumption that incarceration leads to safer communities, finding higher rates of incarceration in Black communities results in higher gun violence in those same communities. This pattern was not found among White or Hispanic neighborhoods.

Jonathan Jefferson Appointed President of Roxbury Community College in Boston

Dr. Jefferson comes to his new role with more than three decades of professional experience. He has been serving  as chief academic officer and provost at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Featured Jobs