New Roles for a Trio of Black Scholars

Jordan Ealey is a new assistant professor of Black studies at the University of Rochester in New York. She is a scholar-artist whose research explores Black feminist creatives, with particular attention to theatre and performance.

Dr. Ealey holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in theater and performance studies from the University of Maryland College Park.

G. Preston Wilson Jr. was appointed director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers at Fisk University in Nashville, effective January 1. A native of Durham, North Carolina, Dr. Wilson returns to Fisk University with a deep-rooted connection to the Fisk Jubilee Singers. He was a member of the ensemble as an undergraduate student.

Subsequently, Dr. Wilson earned a master’s degree in choral music education at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Missouri.

Linda Greene, who became the inaugural dean of the Michigan State University College of Law in 2020, is stepping down from her post to take a faculty position at the university and to work on her forthcoming book Toward an Inclusive Constitutional Democracy: The Dissenting Opinions of Thurgood Marshall. Before coming to the MSU College of Law, Greene was the Evjue Bascom Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School, associate vice chancellor at the University of Wisconsin, and the inaugural vice president for diversity at the University of California, San Diego.

Professor Greene is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach. She earned a juris doctorate at the University of California, Berkeley.

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