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.


Strayhorn Appointed to Leadership Post at LeMoyne-Owen College

by | July 19, 2018
Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, a prominent education researcher and author, has been named interim vice [...] Read more

Tania Tetlow: Inspiring Men and Women for Others

by | July 16, 2018
NEW ORLEANS - Tania Tetlow is making history with her recent appointment as the first woman and [...] Read more

Free Speech Among Issues Explored at CGS Convening

by | July 9, 2018
CHICAGO — Northwestern University’s provost, Dr. Jonathan Holloway, knows first-hand how d [...] Read more

National Conference Puts Focus on Urban Cities

by | July 2, 2018
If the nation is looking for ways to address issues that impact urban areas, they might conside [...] Read more

New Book Examines How Scholar-Practitioner Advanced Equity in Student Affairs

by | June 28, 2018
When some of the nation’s top scholars decided to pen a book examining the life of Dr. Melvin [...] Read more

Napolitano Discusses First-Gen Students and College Affordability at Convening

by | June 12, 2018
DENVER - Colleges and universities across the nation should implement a wide range of wrap-arou [...] Read more

Convening Puts Focus on First-Generation Students

by | June 10, 2018
Providing access and opportunities to first-generation college students is the focus of a three [...] Read more

Oxford University Criticized for Dismal Diversity Record

by | June 6, 2018
One of the most prestigious universities in the world is under fire for its dismal record in ad [...] Read more

At NCORE, Symone Sanders Calls for Civility in Discourse

by | May 30, 2018
NEW ORLEANS - More than 3,500 students, faculty and staff from colleges and universities across [...] Read more

Running for Maryland Governor, Ben Jealous Puts Focus on Education

by | May 15, 2018
At 45, Ben Jealous is looking to make history by becoming Maryland’s first Black governor, ma [...] Read more

Summit to Focus on Creating Pathways for Educational and Economic Mobility

by | May 13, 2018
The Wayne County Community College District in Detroit will host its inaugural Urban Community [...] Read more

University of Rochester to Give Frederick Douglass Honorary Degree Posthumously

by | May 9, 2018
Frederick Douglass — the former Maryland slave who later emerged as a prominent abolitionist [...] Read more

Billionaire Chen Yidan Uses His Resources to Focus on Education

by | May 8, 2018
HONG KONG — He is sometimes called the Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates of China. And like Zucke [...] Read more

OSU Names Scholar Moore Vice Provost for Diversity, Inclusion

by | May 6, 2018
The Ohio State University has named Dr. James L. Moore III, a prominent researcher and scholar, [...] Read more

Paul Quinn College President Makes Fortune Magazine List

by | May 1, 2018
Sandwiched between Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan Chase and actress Reese Witherspoon, Dr. M [...] Read more
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