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.


AAHHE Conference Highlights Latinx Scholarship

by | March 3, 2019
Showcasing both the ingenuity and struggles of Latinx scholars in the academy, this year's Amer [...] Read more

At Innovation Conference, Poverty Among Issues Discussed

by | February 26, 2019
The League for Innovation in the Community College—an international nonprofit focused on stud [...] Read more

At ATD, Focus is Put on Meeting the Needs of Students Outside of the Classroom

by | February 21, 2019
Community Colleges have to be more proactive in tackling the financial, housing and food insecu [...] Read more

New Effort Focuses on Increasing Community College Success for Women Students

by | February 20, 2019
Achieving the Dream is teaming up with the Biden Foundation to spearhead a bold, new initiative [...] Read more

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