Jamal 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, 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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Summit Empowers Black, Latino Men in College

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

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Dr. William F. Tate IV — one of the nation's most prominent educational researchers — has b [...] Read more

Florida State University Professor Receives American Counseling Association Fellows Award

by | March 2, 2020
Dr. Erik Hines, an associate professor of school counseling at Florida State University has bee [...] Read more

The Success of the McNair Scholars Program

by | February 13, 2020
If colleges and universities really want to diversify the professoriate, one immediate step the [...] Read more

Dr. Curtis D. Byrd Appointed Special Adviser to Provost at Georgia State University

by | January 29, 2020
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2020 Emerging Scholars: Dr. Nicholas D. Hartlep

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Dr. Nicholas D. Hartlep’s long list of publications tells the remarkable story of a productiv [...] Read more

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Garcia has found a way to do what so many scholars find difficult: to combine the personal with [...] Read more

2020 Emerging Scholars: Dr. Donald ‘DJ’ Mitchell Jr.

by | January 24, 2020
When it comes to researching issues about diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education, [...] Read more

2020 Emerging Scholars: Dr. Charles H.F. Davis III

by | January 22, 2020
Dr. Charles H. F. Davis III is quickly becoming one of the nation’s most prominent scholars. [...] Read more

Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick Balances Life of a Surgeon and University President

by | December 2, 2019
Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick — president of Howard University — may be the only U.S. college p [...] Read more
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