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Dr. David Akombo and Prof. Andrew Lewis demonstrate elements of their research project, "Academic and Psychological Effects of Engaging Learners in Live Jazz Music Improvisation." (Dr. Taunjah Bell is a co-investigator.) This presentation was one of the Center's Brown Bag Research Talks featuring works-in-progress and recent research by Jackson State faculty members.

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Dr. Evelyn Leggette, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, provides an overview of the tenure and promotion processes at JSU. Her presentation is followed by talks about best practices by recently tenured and/or promoted faculty: Janice Brockley, Himangshu Das, Wayne Nix, Ingrad Smith and Joan Wesley. Dr. Thomas Calhoun, interim Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, offers concluding remarks.

Dr. Thomas Calhoun, then Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, leads a general discussion of best practices for crafting, compiling and organizing the tenure and/or promotion portfolio. [This talk was originally given on March 27, 2014.]

Dr. Michelle Deardorff discussed ways that applicants can build tenure and/or promotion portfolios that minimize the opportunities for reviewer bias. Dr. Michelle Deardorff is a professor in JSU’s Department of Political Science. She is joined by Dr. Jean-Claude Assad, director of business graduate programs at JSU.

Video: Henry Brady Delivered the 2011 Holden Lecture

November 10th, 2011 by Kenya Hudson

Henry Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, presented the fifth Holden Lecture, “Class, Race and Political Polarization in America.”

Audio: Henry Brady Delivered the 2011 Holden Lecture

November 10th, 2011 by Kenya Hudson

Henry Brady, Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy and Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, presented the fifth Holden Lecture, “Class, Race and Political Polarization in America.”

A panel of senior Jackson State faculty and typical reviewers of tenure and promotion applications suggest best practices and strategies for successfully navigating the tenure and promotion processes. They also answer questions about proposed guideline changes.

Dianne Pinderhughes, President’s Distinguished Professor at the University of Notre Dame, presented the fourth Holden Lecture, “Being President: Barack Hussein Obama and Black Politics after the Civil Rights Revolution.”

Video: Tenure and Promotions Discussion – Best Practices

September 21st, 2010 by Kenya Hudson

A panel of senior Jackson State faculty and typical reviewers of tenure and promotion applications suggest best practices and strategies for successfully navigating the tenure and promotion processes.

Video: Glenn Loury Delivered the 2009 Holden Lecture

November 5th, 2009 by Kenya Hudson

Glenn Loury, the Merton P. Stolz Professor of the Social Sciences and Economics at Brown University, presented the third Holden Lecture, “Barack Obama and the Future of the Black Prophetic Tradition.”

Video, Part I

Video Part II

The Center thanks Col. Benjamin Wesley, who filmed the lecture.