Four African American Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

Channon Miller is a new assistant professor of American studies and history at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She was an assistant professor of history at the University of San Deigo. Her research is grounded and inspired by the city of Hartford and the lives and activism of its Black communities since the mid-20th century.

Dr. Miller is a graduate of Trinity College. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in American studies from Boston University.

Quienton L. Nichols is the new associate dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. He is an associate professor of social work and director of the master of social work degree program at the university.

Dr. Nichols holds bachelor’s and master of social work degrees from the University of Georgia. He earned a Ph.D. in social work administration, planning, and social science from Clark Atlanta University.

M. D. Lovett has joined Clark Atlanta University as an associate professor of psychology. She previously taught at Valdosta State University in Georgia. Dr. Lovett is the author of Africana Health Psychology: A Cultural Perspective (Lexington Books, 2023).

Dr. Lovett holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in community psychology from Florida A&M University. She earned a doctoral degree in social psychology at the University of Cincinnati.

Robyn Autry, associate professor of sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, was given the additional duties of director of the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life at the university. She is the author of Desegregating the Past: The Public Life of Memory in the United States and South Africa (Columbia University Press, 2017).

Dr. Autry is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin.

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