Three African Americans Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Positions

Andre Marshall has been named vice president for research, innovation, and economic development at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, effective July 1. He will also serve as president of the George Mason University Research Foundation and will join the faculty of the university’s Volgenau School of Engineering. Dr. Marshall currently serves as the director of the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps Program. He was the founder and director of the Fire Testing and Evaluation Center at the University of Maryland College Park.

Dr. Marshall holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland.

James Haywood Rolling Jr., who serves as a professor of arts education in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and a professor of teaching and leadership in the School of Education at Syracuse University in New York, was given the added duties as co-director of Lender Center for Social Justice at the university. He is also the president of the National Art Education Association.

Dr. Rolling is a graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. He holds a master of fine arts degree from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in education and an educational doctorate from Columbia University.

Chryl Laird has been named the Marvin H. Green Jr. Assistant Professor of Government at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. A professor at Bowdoin College since 2017, Dr. Laird studies American politics with a specialization in race and ethnic politics and political psychology. She is the coauthor of Steadfast Democrats: How Social Forces Shape Political Behavior (Princeton University Press, 2020).

Dr. Laird is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park, where she majored in government and politics and African American studies. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in political science from Ohio State University.

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