Jamal Eric 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.


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

Book Review: Making Black Scientists: A Call to Action

by | October 15, 2019
Making Black Scientists: A Call to Action is a brilliant new book that provides specific exampl [...] Read more

Scholars, Students Share Best Practices at HACU Annual Conference

by | October 6, 2019
College administrators, faculty and students convened at the 33rd annual Hispanic Association o [...] Read more

Judge Sides With Harvard on Affirmative Action Case

by | October 1, 2019
A federal court judge ruled on Tuesday to uphold Harvard University’s race-conscious admissio [...] Read more