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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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
Dr. Curtis D. Byrd has been named the Special Adviser to the Provost at Georgia State Universit [...] Read more

2020 Emerging Scholars: Dr. Nicholas D. Hartlep

by | January 28, 2020
Dr. Nicholas D. Hartlep’s long list of publications tells the remarkable story of a productiv [...] Read more

2020 Emerging Scholars: Dr. Nichole Margarita Garcia

by | January 27, 2020
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

Celebrities Rally for Educational Equity at WISE Summit

by | November 21, 2019
Grammy award-winning sensation Shakira Mebarak, whose known simply by her first name, told the [...] Read more

Summit Puts Qatar’s Education Efforts in Global Spotlight

by | November 20, 2019
While the United States is largely considered an international leader in higher education, when [...] Read more

ASHE Conference Centers the Stories of Marginalized Groups

by | November 18, 2019
Nearly 1,700 educators from across the nation convened in Portland for the annual meeting of th [...] Read more

Kronk Warner Embodies Historic Firsts at University of Utah’s Law School

by | November 14, 2019
Elizabeth A. Kronk Warner recently made history when she became the ­first woman and ­first N [...] Read more

Dr. Araceli Frias: A Diversity Stalwart

by | November 11, 2019
Dr. Araceli Frias, assistant dean for diversity in the Graduate School at the University of Uta [...] Read more

Book Review: How to Be an Antiracist

by | November 7, 2019
"How to Be an Antiracist," has catapulted Dr. Ibram X. Kendi — already a National Book Award [...] Read more

Leadership Program Prepares MSI Leaders to Become College Presidents

by | November 3, 2019
A cohort of mid-career college leaders from Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) across the nati [...] Read more

Black Cultural Centers Continue to Bridge Gaps Across Generations

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Black Culture Centers on college campuses, like the Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center at [...] Read more
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