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.


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Dr. Ken Atwater: A Student-Centered President

by | April 16, 2019 Dr. Ken Atwater’s enthusiasm for community colleges is quite infectious. It’s apparent when Read more

Dr. Shaun R. Harper Voted AERA President-Elect

by | April 2, 2019
Dr. Shaun R. Harper, a prominent education researcher whose work on race, equity and inclusion [...] Read more

Remembering Joan Carol Morgan Matthews

by | March 24, 2019
Hundreds of family and friends gathered on Saturday to honor the life of Joan Carol Morgan Matt [...] Read more

Dr. Shaun R. Harper Receive Top Honors at Higher Education Conferences

by | March 14, 2019
Dr. Shaun R. Harper received two major awards this past week for his ongoing research focused o [...] Read more

Race and Racism Explored at ACE Convening

by | March 12, 2019
At the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education, experts discussed race, racis [...] Read more

Higginbotham, Nettles Receive Dr. John Hope Franklin Award at ACE

by | March 11, 2019
Drs. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham of Harvard University and Michael T. Nettles of Educational Tes [...] Read more

Summit Empowers Black and Latino Men in College

by | March 10, 2019
Now in its 13th year, the annual Black, Brown & College Bound Summit has become one of the nati [...] Read more

Dr. Tommy J. Curry is Leaving the U.S. to Establish Black Male Studies in the UK

by | March 3, 2019
Dr. Tommy J. Curry—arguably one of the nation’s most prolific philosophers of race, whose r [...] Read more

AAHHE Conference Highlights Latinx Scholarship

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Showcasing both the ingenuity and struggles of Latinx scholars in the academy, this year's Amer [...] Read more

At Innovation Conference, Poverty Among Issues Discussed

by | February 26, 2019
The League for Innovation in the Community College—an international nonprofit focused on stud [...] Read more

At ATD, Focus is Put on Meeting the Needs of Students Outside of the Classroom

by | February 21, 2019
Community Colleges have to be more proactive in tackling the financial, housing and food insecu [...] Read more

New Effort Focuses on Increasing Community College Success for Women Students

by | February 20, 2019
Achieving the Dream is teaming up with the Biden Foundation to spearhead a bold, new initiative [...] Read more

Dr. Brian A. Burt: A Focused Future

by | January 29, 2019
From the moment that he catapulted into the academy, Dr. Brian A. Burt has distinguished himsel [...] Read more

Tuskegee President: Diversity is Important at HBCUs

by | January 24, 2019
Speaking at the 105th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, [...] Read more

Politicians Honor Legacy of King

by | January 21, 2019
Former Vice President Joe Biden was among the dozens of political leaders — and potential 202 [...] Read more
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