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.


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

Black Male Students Find Common Bond

by | March 25, 2018
The plight of Black males continues to take center stage at institutions such as The Ohio State [...] Read more

Renowned Social Justice Expert Is Optimistic About the Possibilities

by | March 19, 2018
Maya Wiley came to understand social injustice at a young age, partly by listening directly to [...] Read more

Pioneering Historian Mines Black Women’s History

by | March 6, 2018
As a young professor at Purdue University in the early 1970s, Dr. Darlene Clark Hine was confro [...] Read more

Pathways Program Seeks to Diversify the Academy

by | March 4, 2018
PHILADELPHIA - After graduating from college in 2002, Johanna Lopez spent a decade working in t [...] Read more

“Achieving the Dream’ ID’s Student Issues

by | February 21, 2018
NASHVILLE — Advancing equity, strengthening advising and improving pedagogy and curriculum we [...] Read more

Diversity Champ Nooks Tapped to Lead Georgia School

by | February 18, 2018
Dr. Kirk A. Nooks, president of Metropolitan Community College’s Longview campus in Lee’s S [...] Read more

Bacow Named 29th President of Harvard

by | February 12, 2018
Harvard University has tapped Dr Lawrence S. Bacow — the son of two European refugees and a s [...] Read more

Emerging Scholar Profile: Perry Grasps Black Politics

by | February 1, 2018
If you ask Dr. Ravi K. Perry how he defines himself, he is quick to point out that he’s a sch [...] Read more

Emerging Scholar Profile: Guggilla’s Aspiration and Effort in Physics

by | January 30, 2018
Growing up in South India, Dr. Padmaja “Paddy” Guggilla had an acute sense of the importanc [...] Read more

Exemplary Philly Charter School Should Stay Open

by | January 26, 2018
Just take a look at the number of students from Eastern University Academy Charter School in Ph [...] Read more

Civil Rights Icon Wyatt Tee Walker Dies

by | January 23, 2018
The Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, who served as an architect of the early civil rights campaigns i [...] Read more
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