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.


Bacow Named 29th President of Harvard

by | February 12, 2018
Harvard University has tapped Dr Lawrence S. Bacow — the son of two European refugees and a s [...] Read more

Emerging Scholar Profile: Perry Grasps Black Politics

by | February 1, 2018
If you ask Dr. Ravi K. Perry how he defines himself, he is quick to point out that he’s a sch [...] Read more

Emerging Scholar Profile: Guggilla’s Aspiration and Effort in Physics

by | January 30, 2018
Growing up in South India, Dr. Padmaja “Paddy” Guggilla had an acute sense of the importanc [...] Read more

Exemplary Philly Charter School Should Stay Open

by | January 26, 2018
Just take a look at the number of students from Eastern University Academy Charter School in Ph [...] Read more

Civil Rights Icon Wyatt Tee Walker Dies

by | January 23, 2018
The Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, who served as an architect of the early civil rights campaigns i [...] Read more

Cornel West Reflects on 25th Anniversary of Seminal Book ‘Race Matters’

by | January 21, 2018
An interview with Dr. Cornel West, professor of the practice of public philosophy at Harvard Di [...] Read more

Former Morris College President, Dr. Luns C. Richardson, Dies at 89

by | January 15, 2018
Dr. Luns C. Richardson, who served as president of Morris College for 43 years, died on Saturda [...] Read more

Aligning Faith With Diversity

by | January 9, 2018
Messiah College, a small, liberal arts Christian school in Pennsylvania, has made diversity a p [...] Read more

Obama Aide Challenges College Presidents to Encourage Civic Engagement

by | January 8, 2018
Valerie B. Jarrett—who for eight years served as a senior advisor to President Barack Obama [...] Read more

Lakin Fellows Are Prepared to Lead

by | December 21, 2017
This is the third in a three-part series, spotlighting the fellows in this year’s Thomas Laki [...] Read more

Lakin Institute Prepares Fellows for Leadership Opportunities

by | December 20, 2017
The Institute is committed to preparing Black senior-level community college executives for pos [...] Read more

Lakin Institute: Grooming the Next Wave of Community College Presidents

by | December 19, 2017
In October, a skilled group of 14 community college administrators gathered in Baltimore to beg [...] Read more

Black Legal Scholar Sues Campbell, Catholic Universities

by | December 14, 2017
Amos Jones, the Black law professor who in July accused Campbell University of refusing to tenu [...] Read more

Herman J. Felton, Jr., Appointed President of Wiley College

by | December 12, 2017
A day after Dr. Herman J. Felton Jr., announced that he would step down as president of Wilberf [...] Read more

Educational Leaders from Around the Globe Converge on Hong Kong to Strategize About Solutions

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The Yidan Prize recognizes individuals whose work makes profound contributions to education res [...] Read more
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