Category : Education

- 5 months ago

In Memoriam: William Benjamin Ray Sr., 1925-2019

William Benjamin Ray, educator, opera singer, and civil rights activist died from congestive heart failure at a hospice facility in Columbia, Maryland on July 3. He was 94 years old. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Ray began singing at the age of 6...

- 5 months ago

Harvard Economist Roland Fryer Suspended Without Pay for Two Years

Twelve years ago, at the age of 30 Roland G. Fryer Jr. became the youngest African American to ever be awarded tenure at Harvard University. This past week, Dr. Fryer, the Henry Lee Professor of Economics and professor in the Graduate School of Educa...

- 5 months ago

In Memoriam: Philip Freelon, 1952-2019

Philip Freelon, an educator, architect, and a key figure in the design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., died on July 9 after a three-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as...

- 6 months ago

A Trio of African American Women Appointed to Positions as Deans

Joy Williamson-Lott has been named dean of the Graduate School at the University of Washington. She currently serves as a professor and associate dean in the university’s College of Education. She is the author of several books including Jim Cr...

- 6 months ago

Cheryl Evans Jones Appointed Acting President of Paine College

Cheryl Evans Jones has been named acting president of Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. The college enrolls over 400 students, 85 percent of whom are Black. Dr. Jones first joined the Paine College faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor of psycho...

- 6 months ago

Notable Honors and Awards for Five African American Acdemics

Keith Johnson, professor and chair of the department of engineering, engineering technology and surveying at East Tennessee State University, has received the 2019 Frederick J. Berger Award from the American Society of Engineering Education. He was r...