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In the upcoming issue of US Black Engineer magazine, Dr. Darryll J. Pines, president of the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland, makes the cover of USBE‘s top academics issue. The exclusive list of educators includes Sean Decatur, who became the 19th president of Kenyon College in 2013. Stay tuned for the full list in the next issue of USBE.

Under his leadership, Kenyon has attracted its most diverse and academically talented incoming classes in history.

Prior to assuming the Kenyon presidency, Decatur served as a professor of chemistry and biochemistry and as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oberlin College from 2008 to 2013.

From 1995 to 2008, he was an assistant and associate professor of chemistry at Mount Holyoke College, where he helped establish a top research program in biophysical chemistry. He was a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2004 to 2005.

Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, Decatur earned his bachelor’s degree at Swarthmore College and his doctorate in biophysical chemistry at Stanford University.

Decatur was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2017 and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019. He currently serves on the Science Education Advisory Board of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

In USBE magazine’s People and Events, we share more recent promotions, breaking news on historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and major events happening in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) community.

COVID-19 lock downs forced people across the globe to adapt to a new normal. In First Steps, scholars discuss how they are managing uncertainty and disruption.

In One on One, Career Communications Group’s Ashley Turner talks about how JobMatch can help you land internships and jobs during the pandemic and in a post-COVID-19 world.

Other departments like Corporate Life, Career Voices, and Career Outlook, look at business etiquette rules, training your brain to solve problems, quantum concepts, an overview of NOAA’s use of artificial intelligence, and everything you need to know about contact tracing.

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