Jamal Watson - Higher Education
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Jamal Watson
Jamal Watson is the executive editor of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. A former senior staff writer, Watson has written for the publication since 2005. A native of Philadelphia, Watson earned his bachelor’s degree in English and Theology from Georgetown University, a Masters degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a Masters and a Ph.D. in Afro-American Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His writings have appeared in numerous publications including The Baltimore Sun and USA Today. He is the author of a forthcoming biography on the Reverend Al Sharpton.


Running for Maryland Governor, Ben Jealous Puts Focus on Education

by | May 15, 2018
At 45, Ben Jealous is looking to make history by becoming Maryland’s first Black governor, ma [...] Read more

Summit to Focus on Creating Pathways for Educational and Economic Mobility

by | May 13, 2018
The Wayne County Community College District in Detroit will host its inaugural Urban Community [...] Read more

University of Rochester to Give Frederick Douglass Honorary Degree Posthumously

by | May 9, 2018
Frederick Douglass — the former Maryland slave who later emerged as a prominent abolitionist [...] Read more

Billionaire Chen Yidan Uses His Resources to Focus on Education

by | May 8, 2018
HONG KONG — He is sometimes called the Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates of China. And like Zucke [...] Read more

OSU Names Scholar Moore Vice Provost for Diversity, Inclusion

by | May 6, 2018
The Ohio State University has named Dr. James L. Moore III, a prominent researcher and scholar, [...] Read more

Paul Quinn College President Makes Fortune Magazine List

by | May 1, 2018
Sandwiched between Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan Chase and actress Reese Witherspoon, Dr. M [...] Read more

College Promise Initiatives Encouraged to Incorporate New Strategies

by | April 30, 2018
DALLAS — A coalition of nonprofit organizations have partnered in a new effort to call on sta [...] Read more

Diverse Honors Champions at AACC Meeting

by | April 29, 2018
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education presented the Diverse Champions Award to Dr. Christine John [...] Read more

Architect of Black Liberation Theology Dies at 79

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The Rev. Dr. James H. Cone, the prolific author and founder of Black Liberation Theology whose [...] Read more

University of Pennsylvania Will Allow Former President to Revise Dissertation

by | April 22, 2018
The University of Pennsylvania will allow Dr. Gregory J. Vincent—the former president of Hoba [...] Read more

Research Course at AERA Proves Successful 11 Years Later

by | April 19, 2018
At the American Educational Research Association annual conference that ended in New York this [...] Read more

Claflin President Set to Retire Next Year

by | April 17, 2018
Dr. Henry N. Tisdale, president of Claflin University—the oldest historically Black college o [...] Read more

Roueche Made Profound Difference

by | April 16, 2018
Dr. Suanne Davis Roueche, a prolific educator, administrator and researcher who passed away in [...] Read more

McPhail Rallies Around College Access

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Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail, who became a pioneer in the community college world in 1998 and [...] Read more

Summit Seeks to Improve Outcomes for Men of Color

by | April 12, 2018
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Improving outcomes for young men of color has become a personal goal for D [...] Read more
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