Two African American Scholars Who Have Been Named to Endowed Faculty Posts

Byron D. Ford was appointed to the M. Wharton Young Endowed Chair in Anatomy at the Howard University College of Medicine. He will hold the rank of professor and will serve as chair of the department of anatomy. Dr. Ford has been serving as associate dean of medical education and tenured professor at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. Earlier, Dr. Ford was professor and vice chair in the department of neurobiology at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta from 2001-2015. Dr. Ford’s research has centered on the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in stroke.

Professor Ford received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Grambling State University in Louisiana. He holds a Ph.D. in neurophysiology from Meharry Medical College n Nashville.

Allison Curseen has been appointed the Cooney Family Assistant Professor at Boston College. Her research focuses on African American and 19th-century American literature and culture. Her particular interests include performance and performance studies, child studies, and theories of fugitivity and unruliness.

Dr. Cruseen is a graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio. She earned a master of fine arts degree from American University in Washington, D.C., and a Ph.D. at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Faculty Positions

The new faculty are Esther Jones at Brown University and Dagmawi Woubshet at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is Established at Bowie State University

"The new program will help to increase the number of counselor educators within the counseling field and the number of competent Black counselor educators," says Dr. Otis Williams, chair of the Bowie State University department of counseling and psychological studies.

Elizabeth City State University Partners With the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to Increase Representation of Black Graduate...

"We are excited by this partnership with UT Health Science Center and the opportunities this brings to our students who wish to pursue advanced degrees," said Kuldeep Rawat, dean of the Elizabeth City State University School of Science, Health and Technology.

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

“Through her leadership and scholarship, Dr. White-Smith inspires a new generation of teachers to serve students and approach their work with equity, compassion, and respect,” said Gail F. Baker, provost and senior vice president at the University of San Diego. 

Featured Jobs