Two African American Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments

Maria F. Frederick has been named the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion and Culture in the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. She currently serves as a professor of African and African American studies and the study of religion at Harvard University.

Dr. Frederick is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta where she majored in English. She holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Duke University.

Monica Baskin has been named president of Jefferson County Health Partnership, a community health-oriented collaboration of more than 80 organizations around Jefferson County, Alabama. She is a professor in the Division of Preventive Medicine and the associate director of Community Outreach and Engagement at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Baskin is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta where she double majored in psychology and sociology. She holds a master’s degree in community counseling and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology both from Georgia State University.

 

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