Two African-American Scholars Join Ranks of Deans

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Dr. Jonathan Holloway and Dr. Alondra Nelson have been appointed deans at Columbia and Yale University, raising the profile of Blacks in senior-level positions at two of the nation’s most selective academic institutions.

Two prominent scholars of African-American studies have been appointed deans at Columbia and Yale University, raising the profile of Blacks in senior-level positions at two of the nation’s most selective academic institutions.

Dr. Jonathan Holloway, a professor of history and American Studies and chair of the Department of African American Studies at Yale, was named dean of Yale College by the university’s president, Dr. Peter Salovey.

Dr. Alondra Nelson, a professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Columbia, was named dean of social sciences—a newly created position within the College of Arts and Sciences—at the New York Ivy League institution. 




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