Newly tenured and promoted faculty of Howard University were recognized by Howard University Provost Anthony Wutoh in a special occasion that was held in September 2019. 

Dr. Yolonda Wilson has recently been selected from an illustrious cadre of scholars throughout the country as a 2019–2020 National Humanities Center Residential Fellow. Dr. Wilson was chosen for this highly competitive, coveted, and prestigious award based on her working monograph, Black DeathRacial JusticePriority-Settingand Care at the End of Life,  a detailed philosophical study of end of life issues affecting African Americans. Her consideration of these issues ranges from disparities in pain management, the economic impact of care giving in African American communities, and the limited access to end of life resources such as hospice care that unjustly affect the dying process for African Americans. Dr. Wilson is the first member of the Howard University Department of Philosophy, and only the second Howard University faculty member (Joseph Harris, History, 1985-6 was the first), to receive this distinguished fellowship.

Dr. Jennifer Williams, Assistant Professor in English, with a focus in African American literature, will also be a 2019-2020 Fellow. In 2018, she also received an NEH HBCU Faculty Award.  

Professor Jennifer Thomas, Assistant Professor in the MJFC Department, has been invited to serve as the key speaker at the 2019 U.S. Speaker Program on Press Freedom and Free Speech in Lagos, Nigeria. This program is through the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP).  Professor Thomas will conduct broadcast journalism workshops, take part in media appearances, and serve as key speaker for World Press Freedom Day (WPFD). The events will be held from April 27- May 4, 2019.