Joe TrotterJOE WILLIAM TROTTER JR. has been named a University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. The Giant Eagle Professor of History and Social Justice at Carnegie Mellon, he has also served as a past chair of the history department and is the founder and director of the university’s Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy. Trotter holds a bachelor’s degree from Carthage College in Wisconsin, as well as a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.