New Titles or Roles at Universities for a Trio of Black Faculty Members

Juanita Johnson-Bailey was named the first recipient of the Centennial Professorship, an endowed professorship for a women’s studies faculty member at the University of Georgia in recognition of the centennial anniversary of co-education at the university. Dr. Johnson-Bailey is the author of Sistahs in College: Making a Way Out of No Way (Krieger Press, 2001).

Dr. Johnson-Bailey is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where she majored in communication. She holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in adult education from the University of Georgia.

Siddig Fageir has been appointed chair of the department of social sciences at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. He also serves as an assistant professor in the department. He has taught courses in sociology, criminal justice, economics, urban studies and planning, statistics, and geographic information systems.

Dr. Fageir earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Iowa. He holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Toledo in Ohio and a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from Jackson State University in Mississippi.

Asher Pimpleton-Gray was named chair of the department of psychology and counseling in the College of Education and Behavioral Science at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Prior to this appointment, she served as both the accreditation liaison and coordinator for the clinical mental health counseling program.

Dr. Pimpleton-Grayin earned a master’s degree in professional counseling from Central Michigan University. She holds a doctoral degree in educational psychology, with an emphasis in counselor education and clinical mental health, from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Related Articles

1 COMMENT

  1. It seems as if Dr. Siddig Fageir is getting the short end of the stick. He is just an Assistant Professor (it does not say if he has tenure or not) but now he is the Department Chair. How is that helpful to him? He will face a bizarre power dynamic, especially if there are Associate and Full Professors in the Department. It annoys me how some of our institutions will exploit our young scholars. Alcorn State can and should do better by Dr. Fageir.

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