Cole, Johnetta Betsch

Cole, Johnetta Betsch

(1936–  ) cultural anthropologist, academic administrator; born in Jacksonville, Fla. A graduate of Oberlin College, she received a Ph.D. from Northwestern in 1967 and taught at the University of California: Los Angeles, Washington State (where she headed the black studies program), the University of Massachusetts, and Hunter College (New York City). She became president of Spelman College, Atlanta, in 1987. She was author/editor of All American Women (1986) and Anthropology for the Nineties (1988).