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Four African Americans Who Are Taking on Diversity Roles in Higher Education

Taking on administrative positions relating to diversity are Alesia LeSane at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Carl Ervin at Western Illinois University, Renita Miller at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Michelle Santana at Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Tony Laing at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Nkenge Friday at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Jamila Jefferson-Jones at the University of Kansas School of Law.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Is the First U.S. Host for PASET Ph.D. Scholars From Africa

Founded seven years ago with support from the World Bank, PASET offers African doctoral students the opportunity to study in the United States or South Korea with the goal of building a critical mass of researchers and university professors to tackle the continent's most pressing problems.

The New Dean of the Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Debora Jackson has been serving as the director of operations for All Girls Allowed, Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on educating and empowering women and girls and engaging partners to realize global impact.

Four Black Scholars Taking on New Faculty Roles

The four Black scholars in new posts are Brian K. Smith at Boston College, Zindell Richardson at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Olufunmilayo Ayobami at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, and Blessing Masasi at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Suzanne L. Weekes Received Teaching Award From the Mathematical Association of America

Suzanne L. Weekes, a professor in the mathematical sciences department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, has received the prestigious Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.

Three African American Women Scholars Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

Mignon R. Moore was promoted to full professor of sociology at Barnard College in New York. Professor Suzanne Weekes was named associate dean at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Tracy L. Jackson will direct the physicians assistant program at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York.

The New Provost at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts

Winston Oluwole Soboyejo has been serving as interim provost since September 2018 and as the Bernard M. Gordon Dean of Engineering at the university. He joined the faculty in 2016. Earlier, he was a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University in New Jersey.

A Trio of African American Women Faculty Taking on New Roles

Tiffany A. Butler was named director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Amanda Wilkerson is a new assistant professor of higher education at the University of Central Florida and La Tanya Rogers was appointed associate professor of English and literature at Fisk University.

New Administrative Positions in Higher Education for Eight African Americans

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

The New Dean of Arts and Sciences at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Jean King has been serving as vice provost for biomedical research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. Dr. King is also a professor of psychiatry, radiology, and neurology and director of the Center for Comparative Neuroimaging.

Black Scholar Develops a Smartphone App to Estimate a User’s Blood Alcohol Level

Emmanuel Agu, an associate professor of computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, is developing AlcoGait, a smartphone app that can accurately predict a user's level of intoxication by monitoring how he or she walks.

Three Black Scholars Appointed to Positions as Deans

The new deans are Lisa Kirtman at the College of Education at California State University, Fullerton, Winston Oluwole Soboyejo at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, and Jon Gant at North Carolina Central University in Durham.

Six African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Here is this week's announcements of African Americans who have been appointed to administrative positions at colleges and universities across the United States.

Five Black Faculty Members Taking on New Assignments

Black faculty members taking on new roles are Susan Gooden of Virginia Commonwealth University, Robyn K. Autry at Wesleyan University, Suzanne L. Weeks at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Hadiyah-Nicole Green at Morehouse School of Medicine and Jack Drummond of The Lincoln University.

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