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.


Lakin Fellows Are Prepared to Lead

by | December 21, 2017
This is the third in a three-part series, spotlighting the fellows in this year’s Thomas Laki [...] Read more

Lakin Institute Prepares Fellows for Leadership Opportunities

by | December 20, 2017
The Institute is committed to preparing Black senior-level community college executives for pos [...] Read more

Lakin Institute: Grooming the Next Wave of Community College Presidents

by | December 19, 2017
In October, a skilled group of 14 community college administrators gathered in Baltimore to beg [...] Read more

Black Legal Scholar Sues Campbell, Catholic Universities

by | December 14, 2017
Amos Jones, the Black law professor who in July accused Campbell University of refusing to tenu [...] Read more

Herman J. Felton, Jr., Appointed President of Wiley College

by | December 12, 2017
A day after Dr. Herman J. Felton Jr., announced that he would step down as president of Wilberf [...] Read more

Educational Leaders from Around the Globe Converge on Hong Kong to Strategize About Solutions

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The Yidan Prize recognizes individuals whose work makes profound contributions to education res [...] Read more

Seasoned Administrator to Take Helm at Wilberforce University

by | December 11, 2017
Dr. Elfred Anthony Pinkard—a seasoned college administrator who has spent most of his career [...] Read more

Home-Grown Candidate Selected as Next President of CCNY

by | December 7, 2017
Interim President Dr. Vincent Boudreau has been tapped to fill the permanent position. [...] Read more

A Private Institution Fulfilling a Public Obligation

by | November 26, 2017
During these times of economic uncertainty when resources for professional development are scar [...] Read more

Marc Lamont Hill Launches Bookstore in Hometown

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Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, a public intellectual and television commentator, is opening a Black-owne [...] Read more

Black Scholarship Matters

by | October 29, 2017
Yes, Black Lives Matter, but so do Black scholarship and Black professors, too. [...] Read more

Challenges Remain for Latino College Presidents

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Ten years ago, the number of Hispanic College presidents in the United States was about 5 perce [...] Read more

Black Male Achievers Need Support, Too

by | October 5, 2017
For all the troublesome statistics that we hear about how young Black men are not faring that w [...] Read more

NCORE a Logical Place to Advance Conversations About Race

by | June 4, 2017
If anyone was ever under the illusion that the election of Barack Obama had somehow signaled th [...] Read more

Two HBCU Presidents, Two Different Decisions

by | May 14, 2017
The leadership of two historically Black colleges and universities in Florida was on full displ [...] Read more
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