Jamal Eric Watson - Higher Education


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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, managing editor, executive editor and 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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Book Review: ‘Pregnant Girl’ Prompts Public Policy Discussion About Parenting Students

by | June 7, 2021 Pregnant Girl: A Story of Teen Motherhood, College and Creating A Better Future for Young Famil Read more

2021 Diverse Rising Graduate Scholars: Meet Danielle Baker

by | March 23, 2021
Danielle Baker has long been concerned with human trafficking — the process whereby individua [...] Read more

Saint Augustine’s University Finds a Visionary Leader in Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail

by | February 24, 2021
Now, Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail is set to lead Saint Augustine's forward. And the college co [...] Read more

This Is Our Story: The Significance of the Black Church

by | February 15, 2021
Though church attendance has waned across the years, the power and influence of The Black Churc [...] Read more

2021 Emerging Scholars: Dr. Krystal L. Williams

by | January 29, 2021
By her own account, Dr. Krystal L. Williams admittedly took an “indirect route” to her post [...] Read more

2021 Emerging Scholars: Dr. Kendrick B. Davis

by | January 28, 2021
Relatively new to a full-time career in academe, Dr. Kendrick B. Davis was named chief research [...] Read more

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
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