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. 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

NEH Grant to Focus on Black Authors with Ties to Alabama and Tuskegee

by | January 8, 2019
Three Black authors with ties to Alabama will be the focus of a two-year grant awarded to Tuske [...] Read more

Marybeth Gasman to Join Rutgers Faculty

by | December 6, 2018
Dr. Marybeth Gasman, who has established herself as one of the nation’s most prominent schola [...] Read more

Two Urban Educators Receive Award at ICUE Convening

by | November 25, 2018
Two outstanding Urban Education teachers were recognized at this year's International Conferenc [...] Read more

Outgoing ASHE President Breathes New Energy into Association

by | November 18, 2018
"Envisioning the Woke Academy” was the idea of Dr. Lori Patton Davis, who made history last y [...] Read more

Educators Challenged to Reduce Racial Trauma at ICUE Gathering

by | November 8, 2018
Dr. Tyrone C. Howard warned educators that they have to do a better job at eliminating racial t [...] Read more

Returning to her Rural Roots: bell hooks

by | October 31, 2018
On a Friday morning late last spring, bell hooks was sitting comfortably on a couch perfectly s [...] Read more

Colloquium Puts Focus on Frederick Douglass

by | October 28, 2018
Frederick Douglass, a former enslaved person who went on to become a staunch abolitionist, auth [...] Read more

Dearth of Black Male Teachers Discussed at Colloquium

by | October 25, 2018
Colleges and universities should be much more aggressive in recruiting and preparing Black male [...] Read more

International Colloquium Creates Space for Women Scholars and Undergrads

by | October 23, 2018
The International Colloquium on Black Males in Education kicked off this week with pre-colloqui [...] Read more

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
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