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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OSU’s College of Education is Making Diverse Faculty Hiring a Top Priority

by | June 3, 2019 The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology has recruited some of the Read more

New Morris Brown College President Looks to Connect, Restore HBCU

by | May 28, 2019
Dr. Kevin James — the newly appointed interim president of Morris Brown College — is on a m [...] Read more

San Francisco State Selects First Female President

by | May 22, 2019
Dr. Lynn Mahoney— a trained historian known for her scholarship on race and gender— has bee [...] Read more

The Boulé Focuses its Attention on HBCUs

by | April 28, 2019
The leadership of Sigma Pi Phi fraternity — also known as the Boulé — has made good on its [...] Read more

NCAA Inclusion Forum Urge Participants to Transform Passion to Action

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More than 600 student-athletes, faculty and college administrators gathered over the weekend to [...] Read more

Dr. Martin Kilson Dead at 88

by | April 27, 2019
Dr. Martin Kilson, the first Black to be named a full professor at Harvard University, died las [...] Read more

Beto O’Rourke to Deliver Commencement Address at Paul Quinn College

by | April 24, 2019
Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at [...] Read more

Dr. LaVar J. Charleston Named Inaugural Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

by | April 23, 2019
Dr. LaVar J. Charleston, an alumnus of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-M [...] Read more

Dania Matos to Lead Diversity, Equity Efforts at UC Merced

by | April 22, 2019
Dania Matos, who is currently the deputy chief diversity officer at William & Mary, has bee [...] Read more

Actress Regina Hall to Deliver Commencement Address at Dillard University

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Actress Regina Hall is slated to deliver the commencement address at Dillard University on Satu [...] Read more

Dr. Ken Atwater: A Student-Centered President

by | April 16, 2019
Dr. Ken Atwater’s enthusiasm for community colleges is quite infectious. It’s apparent when [...] Read more

Dr. Shaun R. Harper Voted AERA President-Elect

by | April 2, 2019
Dr. Shaun R. Harper, a prominent education researcher whose work on race, equity and inclusion [...] Read more

Remembering Joan Carol Morgan Matthews

by | March 24, 2019
Hundreds of family and friends gathered on Saturday to honor the life of Joan Carol Morgan Matt [...] Read more

Dr. Shaun R. Harper Receive Top Honors at Higher Education Conferences

by | March 14, 2019
Dr. Shaun R. Harper received two major awards this past week for his ongoing research focused o [...] Read more

Race and Racism Explored at ACE Convening

by | March 12, 2019
At the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education, experts discussed race, racis [...] Read more
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