Jamal Watson - Higher Education
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Jamal Watson
Dr. Jamal Watson is the former executive editor at Diverse: Issues In Higher Education and is currently an editor-at-large. 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 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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Holifield Works to Advance Interests of HBCUs Within Trump Administration

by | August 9, 2019 When Johnathan M. Holifield talks about future opportunities for HBCUs, he inevitably finds a w Read more

A View from the Founders: Diverse at 35

by | July 29, 2019
During the initial preparation for the inaugural edition of Black Issues In Higher Education, c [...] Read more

New Program Provides Opportunity for Faculty to Get Published

by | July 24, 2019
A new partnership between a prominent scholar of urban education and a respected academic press [...] Read more

UNCF Convening Helps HBCUs Prepare Students for Changing Workforce

by | July 3, 2019
A three-day convening by the United Negro College Fund has brought together HBCU presidents, fa [...] Read more

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
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