Goizueta Business School Dean Erika James was recently named one of 10 women “of power” by Black Enterprise. James appeared on the top list of women making an impact in education.
James was named dean of the school in May, becoming the first African-American woman to head a top-25 U.S. business school.
Black Enterprise published the list “in honor of education leader Dr. Beverly Tatum being the recipient of the Barbara Graves Award at Black Enterprise’s … Women of Power Summit.” Tatum is retiring this year as president of Spelman College in Atlanta.
Others on the list include:
- Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice (first female president of Morehouse School of Medicine)
- Johnnetta B. Cole, Ph.D. (president of Spelman College from 1987 to 1997)
- Nikki Giovanni (faculty at Virginia Tech since 1987 as a University Distinguished Professor)
- Toni Morrison (Award-winning author, professor)
- Ruth Simmons (former president at Brown University, first black president of an Ivy League institution)
- Melissa Harris-Perry, Ph.D. (professor of Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest, TV host)
- Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph. D. (first black woman with Ph.D. from MIT, president at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
- Evelyn Hammonds (first woman and African American to become dean of Harvard College)
- Leslie Fenwick (dean of Howard University’s School of Education)