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.

New Research Journal Focuses on Gifted and High-Achieving Minority Groups

by | September 30, 2019
A newly launched peer-review journal is scheduled to publish in Spring 2020 and will examine ac [...] Read more

Critical Issues Explored at HBCU Convening

by | September 27, 2019
Critical topics that focused on how historically Black colleges and universities can for [...] Read more

UMass Symposium Examines Life and Legacy of Max Roach

by | September 26, 2019
A series of events on October 23-24th will honor the life and work of famed jazz drummer Max Ro [...] Read more

HBCU Pre-Law Summit Prepares Students for Law School

by | September 22, 2019
Six years ago, attorney Evangeline M. Mitchell founded the National HBCU-Pre-Law Summit & Law E [...] Read more

Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl’s Love Letter to the Power of Fashion Offers a Powerful History Lesson

by | September 19, 2019
Dr. Tanisha C. Ford’s new book on Black women and fashion is a powerful and compelling memoir [...] Read more

Dr. Stevie L. Lawrence Joins SREB as Vice President

by | September 3, 2019
Dr. Stevie L. Lawrence II is  joining the Southern Regional Education Board this week as vice [...] Read more

Dr. John Michael Lee, Jr. to Join SREB

by | August 26, 2019
Dr. John Michael Lee, Jr. has joined the Southern Regional Education Board as vice president fo [...] Read more

Yolanda Adams Morning Show to Broadcast from Texas Southern University

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Texas Southern University has announced that “The Yolanda Adams Morning Show” will [...] Read more

Hébert, Moore to Receive NAGC Distinguished Scholar Award

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Dr. James L. Moore III, vice provost for Diversity and Inclusion and EHE Distinguished Professo [...] Read more

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