A Quartet of Black Scholars Who Have Been Assigned New Faculty Roles


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Ernest Morrell, Coyle Professor in Literacy Education, professor of English, professor of Africana studies, and director of the  Center for Literacy Education at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, has agreed to take on the additional duties of associate dean for the humanities and equity in the College of Arts and Letters, effective July 1, 2021. Earlier in his career, Dr. Morrell was the Macy Professor of English Education and director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College of Columbia University. His research is focused on the development of academic and critical literacy of adolescents of color in urban schools. Professor Morrell is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Mildred C. Joyner is the inaugural John E. & Barbara S. Jacob Distinguished Endowed Professor in the School of Social Work at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Joyner served on the faculty at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, retiring in 2011. She has been serving as president of the National Association of Social Workers, which has 55 chapters throughout the United States and its territories. Professor Joyner is...