Category : Education

- 2 days ago

A Trio of Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Dean Positions

Joyce Bylander was named interim dean at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, starting July 1. She will serve as dean for one year. Bylander retired in 2018 as vice president and dean of students at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. A gradua...

- 2 days ago

Grambling State University Announces Five New Endowed Funds

The Louisiana Board of Regents recently approved four new endowed scholarships and an endowed professorship at historically Black Grambling State University.The endowed scholarships programs are: Ruby Billups Standard of Excellence Scholarship (Alph...

- 2 days ago

New Assignments for Five African American Scholars in Academia

J. Luke Wood, the Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Education at San Diego State University has been selected to serve as vice president for student affairs and campus diversity. Dr. Wood holds a bachelor’s degree in Black history and politics and a...

- 2 days ago

University of Wisconsin Historian Wins Book Prize

Jacqueline-Bethel M​ougoué, an assistant professor of African cultural studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been awarded the 2020 Frances Richardson Keller-Sierra Prize. She was honored for her book Gender, Separatist Politics, and Emb...

- 2 days ago

In Memoriam: Lenwood G. Davis, 1939-2020

Lenwood Davis, professor emeritus of history at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, died on May 18, 2020, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. He was 81 years old. Dr. Davis grew up in Beaufort, North Carolina. He ear...

- 4 days ago

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. The links presented direct the reader to articles from many different points of view that deal with issues of African A...

- 4 days ago

Saint Louis University Honors a Pioneeering Black Faculty Member

Saint Louis University has announced that two-$10,000 annual scholarships will be named in honor of longtime St. Louis community leader, civil rights pioneer, and St. Louis American newspaper publisher Donald M Suggs. The Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholars...

- 4 days ago

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education. Historically Black Jackson State University in Mississippi received a $390,00...

- 5 days ago

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view. The opinions expressed in these...

- 5 days ago

Three African American Scholars Appointed to New Faculty Roles

Eletra Gilchrist-Petty was promoted to full professor of communication at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. She joined the faculty at the university as an assistant professor of communication arts in 2008 and subsequently was promoted and earn...

- 5 days ago

Mellon Foundation Steps in to Help Students at 16 HBCUs

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced $1.76 million in emergency grants distributed to 16 historically Black colleges and universities. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting students’ ability to pay tuition, travel to and from school, and access the...

- 6 days ago

Nate Bryant to Lead North Shore Community College in Massachusetts

Nate Bryant has been selected to serve as the interim president of  North Shore Community College in Danvers, Massachusetts. Dr. Bryant will assume his position on July 5, 2020 and will serve through the 2020-21 academic year. North Shore Community C...