Dr. Julianne Malveaux, a prominent labor economist and president emeritus at Bennett College, has been appointed dean of the new College of Ethnic Studies at California State Los Angeles.
Malveaux is a scholar, author, activist, feminist and columnist.
For years, Malveaux wrote a nationally syndicated column about economics, policy and race and served as a columnist for Diverse: Issues In Higher Education.
Malveaux was president of Bennett College 2007 to 2012.
“Learning about people of color, learning about marginalized people, learning the whole of American history is as important as learning quantum physics or English literature,” said Malveaux , who holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in economics from Boston College.