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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USC Center Helps Advance Racial Equity

by | October 18, 2018 Five months after a group of students at DePauw University angrily confronted their college pre Read more

At ASALH, Historian Tells Story of Fugitive Slave

by | October 7, 2018
Speaking at the 103rd annual meeting and conference of The Association for the Study of African [...] Read more

Dr. Frank D. Sánchez: A Situational Leader

by | October 4, 2018
There’s been a dramatic sea change taking place in higher education within the Ocean State. J [...] Read more

After College Presidency, Vincent Pushes for Access to Education as Head of Fraternity

by | September 27, 2018
Nearly six months after Dr. Gregory J. Vincent stepped down as president of Hobart and William [...] Read more

A Product of South Carolina

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Despite his meteoric rise through the ranks of academia, Dr. James L. Moore III, isn’t shy ab [...] Read more

Scholars React to Cosby Sentence

by | September 25, 2018
LAS VEGAS— By Tuesday afternoon, a group of tourists and convention-goers had lined a hotel b [...] Read more

Professor Broadens Research Beyond the Academy

by | September 21, 2018
Seven years after Dr. Jerlando F. L. Jackson began teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madi [...] Read more

Summit Helps HBCU Students Prepare for Law School

by | September 15, 2018
ATLANTA—Several hundred students from historically Black colleges and universities across the [...] Read more

Despite Stellar Record, OSU Pushes Onward

by | August 29, 2018
When it comes to diversity, access and inclusion — both at the undergraduate and graduate lev [...] Read more

Scholars Remember the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin

by | August 16, 2018
The academic world took to social media and other venues yesterday to remember a legendary arti [...] Read more

Time to Take a Collective Stand Against Dangerous Law

by | August 13, 2018
Six years after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed, the fight to abolish Stand-Your-Ground Laws [...] Read more

Former Arkansas Baptist College President Returns to Faculty at Alma Mater

by | August 9, 2018
Dr. Joseph L. Jones—the former president of Arkansas Baptist College (ABC) who recently filed [...] Read more

New Research Center at Prairie View A&M Focuses on Marginalized Communities

by | August 8, 2018
Dr. Fred A. Bonner II is on a mission to dispel the notion that “good scholarship” — part [...] Read more

Black Lives Matter Leader Joins Faculty at Prescott College

by | August 7, 2018
Patrisse Cullors, the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network is joining the facult [...] Read more

Best Practices and Solutions are Shared at UNCF Convening

by | July 24, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE—If you ask Spelman College student Genesis Thigpen about some of the pressing [...] Read more
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