Two Black Women Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments in Higher Education

Penelope Andrews was appointed the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School. Professor Andrews joined New York Law School in January 2019 and teaches constitutional law, torts, professional responsibility, and race and the law. She is also the director of the law school’s Racial Justice Project. Professor Andrews began her teaching career at Australia’s La Trobe University, where she taught for eight years, before moving to the City University of New York School of Law, where she taught for 15 years.

Professor Andrews is a graduate of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. She holds a law degree from Columbia University.

Angela D. Dillard, the Richard A. Meisler Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies and chair of the department of history at the University of Michigan, was given the added duties of the inaugural vice provost for undergraduate education. Dr. Dillard joined the faculty as an associate professor with tenure in 2006 after teaching at New York University from 1997 to 2006.

Dr. Dillard received a bachelor’s degree in 1988 from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in 1991 from the New School for Social Research. She earned a second master’s degree and a doctoral degree from the University of Michigan.

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