A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Duties

Fred D. Archer, III, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the University at Buffalo, has been named associate dean for admissions in the Office of Medical Education in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the university. Dr. Archer has been a member of the faculty of the department of pediatrics since 2004.

A Western New York native, Dr. Archer is a graduate of Cornell University. He earned a master’s degree from the University at Buffalo and a medical doctorate at the Howard University College of Medicine.

Jennifer Joe, professor of accounting and information systems in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, has been named the John E. Peterson Jr. Professor in Accounting. Dr. Joe joined the Virginia Tech faculty this fall after having served as the Whitney Family Professor of Accounting at the University of Delaware.

Dr. Joe received her bachelor’s degree from Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Mesmin Destin, an associate professor in the School of Education and Social Policy and in the department of psychology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, was given the added duties of faculty director of student access and enrichment. His research investigates social psychological mechanisms underlying socioeconomic disparities in educational outcomes during adolescence and young adulthood.

Dr. Destin earned a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan

Stephanie Harris was named director of the Africana studies program at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. She was the executive director of the Amistad Commission for New Jersey’s Department of Education. Earlier, she taught African American history at Richard Stockton College and Rowan College.

Dr. Harris is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she majored in English. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in African American studies from Temple University in Philadelphia.

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