Three Black Scholars Appointed to New Positions at Universities

Lloyd Benjamin Mallory Jr. was named an assistant professor of music and choral director at Kentucky State University. He has served on the faculty and was director of choral activities at Delaware State University.

Dr. Mallory is a graduate of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama. He earned a master’s degree in music at Morgan State University in Baltimore and a doctorate in musical arts from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Velma McBride Murry has been named University Professor of Human and Organizational Development and University Professor of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. Professor Murray holds appointments in the Peabody College of education and human development and the School of Medicine. She has been a faculty member at Vanderbilt since 2008.

Dr. Murry attained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Ilesanmi Adeboye was promoted to associate professor of mathematics at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He was also granted tenure. Dr. Adeboye’s research lies at the intersection of topology and geometry.

Before joining the faculty at Wesleyan University, Dr. Adeboye held visiting professorships at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

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