A review by the university's Civil Rights Investigation Office indicates that race was inappropriately considered and used in a way that is inconsistent with university policy in the hiring process for an assistant professor position in the psychology department. Race was inappropriately considered in the hiring process even after some faculty received guidance from College of Arts & Sciences and university leadership that such considerations are inappropriate.
Taking on new roles are Taofeek K. Owonikoko at the University of Maryland, Felicia Jefferson at the University of Nevada Reno, Amanda Awadey at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and Tomisha Brock at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The four Black scholars in new roles are Fred D. Archer, III at the University at Buffalo, Jennifer Joe in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, Mesmin Destin at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and Stephanie Harris at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.
Christopher Emdin was named to the Maxine Greene Chair for Distinguished Contributions to Education at Teachers College at Columbia University and Karen Cook-Bell, a professor in Bowie State University’s history and government department, has been awarded a University System of Maryland Wilson H. Elkins Professorship.
The faculty members in new roles are Earl Graham, Jr. at Philander Smith University in Little Rock, Arkansas, Sharon Uwanyuze at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Stephen M. Avery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Antron Mahoney at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and Carmen Lanos Williams at Arkansas State University.
Michael Steele has been appointed to the Gwendolyn S. and Colbert I. King Chair Endowed Chair in Public Policy at Howard University. Jamel K. Donnor was appointed the Fred Huby Memorial Professor of Education at the College of William and Mary and Sheila Otieno has been honored with the Distinguished Emerging Scholar in Religious Studies professorship at Elon University in North Carolina.
Alton B. Pollard III will re join the faculty of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he taught from 1988 to 1998. Renata Arrington Sanders was named chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, a teaching facility for the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and Kristina Kersey is a new assistant professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law.
The City College of New York has appointed Jervette R. Ward as director of the Black Studies Program. Scotti Branton is a new assistant professor of communication at the University of Arkansas, and professor Danille Taylor was appointed director of the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum.
Channon Miller is a new assistant professor at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and Quienton L. Nichols is the new associate dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. M. D. Lovett has joined Clark Atlanta University as an associate professor of psychology and associate professor Robyn Autry was named director of the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
Taking on new roles are Imani Perry at Harvard University, Tyrone McKinley Freeman at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Alisha Butler at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, Gordon Ibeanu at North Carolina Central University, Linda Lausell Bryant in the Silver School of Social Work at New York University, and Andrea Dawn Frazier at Columbus State University in Georgia
Taking on new assignments are Shanen M. Sherrer at St. Mary's College of Maryland, Daphne Penn at the Peabody College of education and human development at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Lorelle Semley at Boston College, Stacy-ann Robinson at Colby College in Waterville Maine, and Tesa Leonce at Columbus State University in Georgia.
Taking on new roles are Marc Lamont Hill at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Chinenye Anyanwu at the University of Connecticut, James Kereri at the University of Missouri, and Curtis Austin at Arizona State University.
There are 15 new tenure-track faculty members at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, this fall. Four of the 15 new faculty members are Black.
Taking on new duties are Ruth L. Okediji at Harvard University, Milton S.F. Curry at Cornell University, Felicia McGhee at Florida A&M University, and Summer Perry at Columbus State University in Georgia.
The faculty members in new roles are Brandon A. Owens, Sr. at Wilberforce University in Ohio, LaDaryl Watkins at Mississippi State University-Meridian, Lynda Gardner at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Patrick Otim at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and Gentry Patrick at the University of California San Diego.
The Black scholars in new roles are Chielozona Eze at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, Ihudiya Finda Williams at Virginia Tech, Sarah Vinson at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Melynda Price at the University of Michigan, Vaughn A. Booker at the University of Pennsylvania.
Taking on new roles are Stephen Newby in the School of Music at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Marcia Chatelain at the University of Pennsylvania, Maureen Edobor at the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, Rickey Oglesby at Tuskegee University in Alabama, and Chileatha Wynn in the physician assistant program at North Carolina A&T State University.
Taking on new duties or roles are Reginald Perry at Florida A&M University, Tiffany Morris at North Carolina A&T State University, Derreck Williams at the University of Southern Mississippi, Aaron Kamugisha at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, Tonya Pinkins at Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and Alford A. Young Jr. at the University of Michigan.
Taking on new duties are Royel Johnson of the University of Southern California, Karen Keaton Jackson at North Carolina Central University, Aaron Allen at the University of Southern Mississippi, and Corcoran Holt at the Arizona State University School of Music, Dance and Theatre.
In 1994 when the Republic of South Africa ended apartheid and allowed free democratic elections, Whites made up 83 percent of the academics at the nation's universities. Today, 67 percent of the professors at public universities are White.
The University of Michigan will invest $79 million to support and recruit 30 new faculty members to the Ann Arbor campus as part of a nationwide effort to enhance inclusion and equity across the biomedical and health sciences community. The Michigan Program for Advancing Cultural Transformation (M-PACT) is supported by a five-year, $15.8 million grant awarded from the National Institutes of Health.
Makhroufi Ousmane Traoré received tenure and was promoted to associate professor of history and Africana studies at Pomona College in California. Neil Roberts, professor of Africana studies, was named associate dean of the faculty at Williams College in Massachusetts and Saida Grundy was promoted to associate professor of sociology and African American studies at Boston University.
Kafui Dzirasa will be the inaugural holder of an endowed chair at the School of Medicine at Duke University. Paula Austin was promoted to associate professor of history and African American studies at Boston University and Lewis R. Gordon was appointed a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at the University of Connecticut.
The Vanderbilt Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation Program (V-FIRST) will build upon recent strategies such as toolkits for inclusive faculty searches, a discovery lecture series for national late-stage postdoctoral fellows from minoritized groups, and innovative institutional policy changes regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Derrick Brooms was appointed executive director of the Black Men’s Research Institute at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Sherrilyn Ifill was named to an endowed chair at the Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C., and Aisha Ali-Gombe was named the director of the new Cybersecurity Clinic at Louisiana State University.
Professor Margie Lee will be the new associate dean for research and graduate studies at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Robert Trowers has been appointed director of the jazz studies program at North Carolina Central University and Lela Pierce is a new assistant professor in the department of art and art history at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, has announced the appointments of four accomplished scholars to new endowed faculty professorships. The four endowed professorships all honor distinguished Black graduates of Bowdoin College. Jamella Gow, Allison Guess, Michele Reid-Vazquez, and Bianca Williams have been named as the first holders of the new endowed professorships.
Dwight A. McBride was appointed the inaugural Gerald Early Distinguished Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Fanta Waterman has been appointed a clinical assistant professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois Chicago and Ahkinyala Abdullah, an associate professor of environmental science and ecology, was named director of the Union National Research Institute at Virginia Union University.
Darrell Hudson, an associate professor of social work at Washington University in St. Louis, will become director of the university's Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity. Brenda Jacobs was appointed interim chair of the nursing department at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and Julia Steed will become the academic director of the family nurse practitioner program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
The five scholars appointed to endowed chairs at North Carolina Central University are Gladys Mitchell-Walthour in political science, Jonathan Livingston in psychology, Zelda Lockhart in language and literature, Lydia Lindsey is history, and Charles Williams in art and design.
Johns Hopkins University reports that in 2021, there were 281 Black or African American faculty at the university. They made up 5.4 percent of the more than 5,200 faculty members. In 2017, Blacks were 4.3 percent of all faculty at Johns Hopkins.
Byron Lars has been named the next Jane B. Nord Professor of Fashion Design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and Michael Burton was named to a McDermott Professorship at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Sheria D. Rowe is the assistant dean and professor in the School of Business. Patrick Webb is an associate professor of criminal justice and Shirlkeymu L. Winston is an assistant professor of African American history.
Bryana French has been appointed associate chair in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Creston Herron was named director of orchestral activities at the University of Kansas and Jamie Waters is a new associate professor of Old Testament studies at Boston College.
Jeanette Davidson was appointed director of the Center for Societal Impact and a professor of instruction at the University of Texas at Austin. Tony Morris has been named the associate dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, and Nicholas Bratcher was appointed director of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Louisiana Monroe.
Elisha Chambers was appointed director of the new master's degree program in occupational therapy at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Isrea Butler will be the next director of the School of Music at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.