Jamal Eric Watson - Higher Education

Jamal Watson
Dr. Jamal Watson is an award-winning journalist. He has held numerous roles at Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. He has been a senior staff writer, executive editor and is currently the editor-at-large. He 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 master's degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, a master's degree in Higher Education from the University of Delaware and a master's 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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Higher Education Pioneer Dr. Samuel L. Myers Dead at 101

by | January 11, 2021 Dr. Samuel L. Myers Sr., a trained economist who served as president of Bowie State University Read more

New “J-Term” at Loyola University New Orleans Puts Focus on Race, Equity and Inclusion

by | January 10, 2021
For the first time in its history, Loyola University New Orleans is currently offering its stud [...] Read more

Lehigh University Rescinds Trump’s Honorary Degree

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Lehigh University, the private research university in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has rescinded an [...] Read more

Georgia’s Runoff Election Captures National Attention

by | January 5, 2021
Like much of the nation, Julian Alexander Arriola-Hemmings has spent the past few months closel [...] Read more

Tennessee State University Hires Reverend Al Sharpton as a Distinguished Guest Lecturer

by | December 7, 2020
Reverend Al Sharpton will join the faculty of Tennessee State University in the spring as a Dis [...] Read more

The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Revisited in ‘The Sword and The Shield’

by | July 6, 2020
As the nation witnesses around-the-clock Black Lives Matter protests, Dr. Peniel E. Joseph’s [...] Read more

The Peculiar Tenure Denial of Dr. Paul Harris

by | June 23, 2020
Just as activists flooded cities across the nation chanting “Black Lives Matter” to express [...] Read more

Prairie View A&M Mourns Death of Beloved Administrator

by | June 12, 2020
Dr. James A. Wilson Jr.,  who served as associate provost for academic affairs at Prairie View [...] Read more

Honoring an Equity-Minded Pioneer

by | June 1, 2020
On Monday, Dr. Estela Bensimon—arguably one of the nation’s most prominent and prolific edu [...] Read more

Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Reflects on Career Trajectory

by | May 10, 2020
Dr. Jericho Brown first learned last week that he had won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry at the [...] Read more

The New School President Makes $100,000 Pledge to Student Emergency Assistance Program

by | April 16, 2020
On his first day as president of The New School in New York City, Dr. Dwight A. McBride made a [...] Read more

2020 Diverse Champion: How Dr. Curtis L. Ivery Transformed Wayne County Community College District

by | April 9, 2020
Dr. Curtis L. Ivery has become somewhat of a celebrity in Detroit, using his high-profile statu [...] Read more

Prominent Literary Scholar Dr. Cheryl A. Wall Dead at 71

by | April 7, 2020
Dr. Cheryl A. Wall — a well-known champion of Black women writers and a longtime professor at [...] Read more

Black Enterprise Founder Earl G. Graves Passes Away at 85

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Earl G. Graves Sr. — arguably one of the nation’s most successful Black entrepreneurs — d [...] Read more

Summit Empowers Black, Latino Men in College

by | March 8, 2020
Hundreds of students, educators and policymakers flocked to a three-day summit in Tampa, Fla., [...] Read more
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