Three African American Scholars to Assume Department Chairs at College and Universities

Tonya Butler was appointed chair of music business and management at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. When she becomes chair in August, She will be the first woman to hold the position. Professor Butler joined the faculty at the college in 2017 after teaching at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is the author of The Music Business Is Corrupt, or Maybe You Just Can’t Sing? (CreateSpace, 2015).

Professor Butler holds a juris doctorate from California Western School of Law in San Diego and a master’s degree in entertainment and media law from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles.

Samuel Johnson, clinical assistant professor of radiology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, has been named interim chair of the department of radiology. He joined the faculty at the medical school in 1990.

Dr. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences and a medical doctorate from the University of Michigan. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York.

Tracy V. Dunbar has been named chair of the department of agriculture at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She joined the department’s faculty in 1997 and teaches graduate courses in ecological economics and environmental policy analysis and undergraduate courses in farm management and agricultural finance, policy, and marketing.

Dr. Dunbar has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She earned a master’s degree in agricultural economics-agricultural production and marketing from Pennsylvania State University and a doctoral degree in resource development-community economic development from Michigan State University.


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