Dwight A. McBride, a leading scholar of race and literary studies, and president and University Professor at The New School in New York City, will join the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis, according to Chancellor Andrew D. Martin. His appointment is effective Aug. 15.
A highly accomplished leader with nearly three decades of experience in higher education, McBride will be the inaugural Gerald Early Distinguished Professor, with an appointment in the Department of African and African-American Studies in Arts & Sciences. He also will serve as a senior advisor to the chancellor.
“I’m thrilled that a scholar of the caliber of Dwight McBride has accepted our offer to join the WashU faculty,” Martin said. “His reputation as both an intellectual and an academic leader is unsurpassed and I could not be more pleased that he is bringing his immeasurable talents to St. Louis.
“I look forward to working closely with Dwight in his role as senior advisor to the chancellor, and I know our students and faculty will be deeply enriched by his presence in our academic community,” Martin added. “This is an incredibly important hire for us, and I’m grateful to Dwight for choosing WashU for the next endeavor in his brilliant career.”
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