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Thursday January 26th

Faculty And Administration



Michelle LaRoche, Peter Sherman, Marisa Porto and Shelvia Dancy each join the faculty of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media this semester.

'Exceptionally distinguished scholars': Meet four incoming Hussman professors

Four newcomers — Shelvia Dancy, Michelle LaRoche, Marisa Porto and Peter Sherman — bring a heap of interdisciplinary experience and enhance ongoing commitments to diversity within the Hussman School of Journalism and Media. The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) demoted the School to provisional accreditation in April 2022, citing the school to be out of compliance with its standards for diversity and inclusiveness, specifically in faculty retention and recruitment.

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Kerry McIntyre and Rohit Sharma, students of the MBA class of 2023, engage in conversation in the lobby of McColl Building on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. Hanging behind them are the portraits of Hugh L. McColl, Jr., Mary Lily Kenan, and Henry Flagler, the namesakes of  McColl Building and Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Allegations, administration, accountability: tensions at Kenan-Flagler Business School

This fall, Kenan-Flagler Business School has seen a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former doctoral student, as well as the co-leads of the school’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative leaving their positions.  Douglas Shackelford, who had been serving as dean of the school since 2014, unexpectedly retired in September.  In terms of diversity, Kenan-Flagler is 61st out of  81 ranked U.S. business schools, according to Bloomberg's 2022-2023 Diversity Index. 

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