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Nina Gilbert to Direct the Center for Excellence in Education at Morehouse College in Atlanta

Nina Gilbert to Direct the Center for Excellence in Education at Morehouse College in Atlanta

Dr. Gilbert is the former senior advisor on education reform for the Morehouse Research Institute. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Morehouse College and at the Tift College of Education at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.

University of Georgia to Rename Its College of Education to Honor Mary Frances Early

University of Georgia to Rename Its College of Education to Honor Mary Frances Early

Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes were the first African American students to enroll at the University of Georgia in 1961. But Mary Frances Early was the first African American to earn a degree from the University of Georgia. She was awarded a master’s degree in music education in August 1962.

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Colleges and Universities

Five Women Who Have Been Appointed to Endowed Chairs at Colleges and Universities

The women scholars appointed to endowed faculty posts are Mingyan Liu at the University of Michigan, Juana Mendenhall at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Margaret M. Mitchell at the University of Chicago Divinity School, Mary Anne Raymond at Clemson University in South Carolina, and Martha Minow at Harvard University.

In Memoriam: Cheryl Lynn Allen

In Memoriam: Cheryl Lynn Allen

Dr. Allen joined the faculty of Morehouse College as an instructor in 1988 and rose to the rank of full professor. On two occasions she was named interim dean of the Business and Economics Division at Morehouse College, the first woman to serve as a dean in the division.

Clarissa Myrick-Harris Is the New Provost at Savannah State University in Georgia

Clarissa Myrick-Harris Is the New Provost at Savannah State University in Georgia

She was associate provost for pedagogical and curricular initiatives and professor of African American studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta. In 2012, Dr. Myrick-Harris became the first woman to be named an academic dean at Morehouse College, where all the students are men.

Three Women Scholars Who Are Retiring From Faculty Posts

Three Women Scholars Who Are Retiring From Faculty Posts

The three women leaving their faculty positions are Valerie B. Lee at Ohio State University, Patience Essah at Auburn University in Alabama, and Anne Baird at Morehouse College in Atlanta.