Three African American Scholars in New Academic Roles at Colleges and Universities

Jeff Scott, who has performed on the world’s most celebrated stages and collaborated with luminaries across the worlds of classical, jazz, and beyond, was named an associate professor of horn at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio. His appointment begins on July 1.

Scoot has taught horn at Montclair State University in New Jersey since 2002. He is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and earned a master’s degree from Stony Brook University of State University of New York System.

Constance Meadors was appointed associate professor of engineering and associate dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She was program director for electronic engineering technology at ECPI University in Virginia Beach.

Dr. Meadors is a graduate of Grambling State University in Louisiana, where she majored in physics. She holds a master’s degree in applied science and instrumentation and a Ph.D. in applied science engineering and systems from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Nisha Botchwey, an associate professor of city and regional planning in the College of Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology, was appointed associate dean of academic programs in professional education. Dr. Botchwey joined the faculty at Georgia Tech in 2012 after teaching at the University of Virginia.

Dr. Botchey is a graduate of Harvard University, where she majored in environmental science and public policy. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in urban planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a master of public health degree from the University of Virginia.

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