March 5, 2008

Harvard University appoints 1st Black Woman as Dean

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What a way to start off  Women's History Month... Kudos to Dr. Evelynn M. Hammonds! Dr. Hammonds will assume this leadership role on 1 JUN 08. 

She was appointed Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity in 2005 at Harvard University and professor of the History of Science and of African and African-American Studies in 2002. Before joining the faculty at Harvard, she was Professor of the History of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was the founding director of the MIT Center for the Study of Diversity in Science, Technology, and Medicine. Hammonds received a B.S. in physics from Spelman College, a B.E.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an S.M. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in the history of science from Harvard University.  She has published articles on the history of disease, race, gender and science, Black Feminism, and Black Women.

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