Retired Army General, Ronald Johnson, Joins the Georgia Tech Faculty

The former deputy commanding general of the Army Corps of Engineers is a new professor of practice in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

UCLA Adds Two Jazz Greats to Its Faculty

The Herb Alpert School of Music at the University of California at Los Angeles has announced that jazz greats Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter have joined the faculty of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance.

Two Black Scholars Promoted and Granted Tenure at Williams College

James Manigault-Bryant was named an associate professor of Africana studies and Ngonidzashe Munemo was promoted to associate professor of political science.

Two Black Scholars in New Faculty Posts

Jericho Brown is a new assistant professor of creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta and Nadia Rabesahala Horning was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of political science at Middlebury College in Vermont.

Leading Liberal Arts Colleges Form New Partnership to Increase Faculty Diversity

The Creating Connections Consortium is a partnership between 26 leading liberal arts colleges and the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University.

Tennessee State University Drops Charges Against Leader of Its Faculty Senate

Jane Davis, associate professor of literature, was taken into custody in handcuffs for disorderly conduct during a meeting last August between members of the faculty senate and the university administration.

Penn Looks to Hire Its First Independent Africana Studies Faculty

Since the creation of the Center for Africana Studies in 2002, faculty teaching in the field have all had appointments in other departments at the university.

Four Black Scholars Join the Cornell University Faculty

Cornell University, the Ivy-League educational institution in Ithaca, New York, has added 53 new faculty members this fall. Of the new additions, there are four new Black faculty members: Ludmilla Aristilde, Ishion Hutchinson, Mukoma Wa Ngugi, and Noliwe Rooks.

Two African American Educators in New Teaching Roles at the University of San Diego

Joi Spencer was promoted to associate professor and Christopher Newman was appointed assistant professor, both in the department of learning and teaching in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences.

The New Class of MLK Scholars at MIT

Since its creation in 1991, the Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professors and Scholars Program has brought more than 90 scholars to campus. This year there are six new MLK professors and scholars on campus. Four of the six are African Americans.

Temple University Faculty Meet to Discuss Ways to Address Issues of Race in the...

About 25-30 professors and administrators at Temple University in Philadelphia gather each month to share their experiences regarding issues relating to diversity on campus and in the classroom.

African American Faculty News

Birgitta Johnson joins the faculty at the University of South Carolina and Cynthia Nance of the University of Arkansas and Jessica Buck of Jackson State University are elected to prestigious positions.

A Milestone Faculty Appointment at the University of Mississippi

A half century after James Meredith was the first Black student at Ole Miss, RoSusan Bartee is the first African American full professor in the department of leadership and counselor education at the university.

Two Black Scholars Promoted at Bucknell University

Atiya Kai Stokes-Brown was promoted to associate professor of political science and Berhanu Nega was appointed an associate professor of economics. Both scholars were granted tenure.

Karine Gibbs of Harvard University Wins Packard Foundation Fellowship

An assistant professor of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard University, Dr. Gibbs will receive a total of $875,000 over the next five years to use in any way she wants to further her research.

Wendy Wilson-Fall Is the New Head of Africana Studies at Lafayette College

She was an associate professor and chair of Pan African studies at Kent State University in Ohio and previously was the director of the West African Research Center in Dakar, Senegal.

Checking the Progress of Black Faculty at the University of Missouri

The flagship campus of the University of Missouri at Columbia reports that in 2011 there were 51 Black faculty members on campus. This was one fewer than in 2006.

Chyke Doubeni Is Named the Second Presidential Term Professor at the University of Pennsylvania

Doubeni was an associate professor of family medicine and community health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Holy Cross Adds Two Black Scientists to Its Faculty

Souleymane Konate is teaching mathematics and computer sciences and Andre Isaacs is an assistant professor of chemistry.

Jackie Leonard Joins the Faculty at the University of Wyoming

The education professor was also appointed to a five-year term as director of the Science and Mathematics Teaching Center at the university.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

The appointees are Raymond Wise at Indiana University, Omiunota Ukpokodu at the University of Missouri Kansas City, Joseph Mwantuali at Hamilton College, and Reginald Bess at Claflin University.

Four Black Women Named to Prestigious Faculty Posts

The new appointees are Tracy Sharpley Whiting, Nikky Finney, Tananarive Due, and Anastasia Boles.

Two Scholars Named to Department Chairs at Claflin University

Robin Dease will chair the department of philosophy and religion and Alvin Staley will lead the department of art.

Former President of University of Maryland Eastern Shore Joins Bowie State University Faculty

Thelma B. Thompson, who served as president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore from 2002 to 2011, has been named to a two-year term as visiting professor of English at Bowie State University in Maryland.

Clemson University Is a Mecca for Black Computer Scientists

Six of the 56 Black tenure-track computer science faculty at all major research universities in the United States teach at Clemson University in South Carolina.

Two African Americans Named to Professor Posts

Cynthia Oliver at the University of Illinois and Joe Morton at Fordham University have been named to new teaching posts.

This Week’s Faculty News

Charlotte Owens, Jayne Cubbage, Gbemende Johnson, and D'Andra Orey have new duties.

Tennessee State University Embroiled in Controversy

Jane Davis, chair of the faculty senate, was taken into custody in handcuffs for disorderly conduct during a meeting of senators and the university administration.

This Week’s Faculty News

Stacy Hawkins, Babatunde Ojo, Leonce Ndikumana, and Maxine Adegbola will be assuming new duties.

The Snail-Like Progress of Black Faculty in Engineering

The data shows that in 2011, Blacks were only 2.5 percent of all faculty in engineering positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

The Leadership Alliance Celebrates Its Twentieth Anniversary

Since its inception, the Leadership Alliance, a partnership of 32 high-ranking research universities and several minority-serving educational institutions, has produced 215 Ph.D.s and 19 M.D./Ph.D.s.

Program Seeks to Increase the Diversity of Neuroscience Faculty

The Broadening the Representation of Academic Investigations in Neuroscience (BRAINS) program will feature a three-day seminar this coming January on Bainbridge Island in Washington.

A Large Racial Gap Persists in Faculty Posts in American Higher Education

The racial gap is especially pronounced at the full professor level where only 3.4 percent of all posts are held by Blacks.

Two Faculty Appointments of Note

Cornel West was named professor emeritus at Princeton and Ousame Kane was named to an endowed chair at Harvard Divinity School.

Florida A&M University Professor Receives a U.S. Patent for Infection-Fighting Drug

Seth Y. Ablordeppey, a professor in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has received a U.S. patent for modifications he made to the drug Cryptolepine.

African American Faculty News

Sue Houchins was awarded tenure. Maryemma Graham was named a University Distinguished Professor. Carlos Minor joins the faculty at Northwestern Oklahoma and M. Bernadette Carter was named professor emerita.

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