Honors and Awards

• Juanita Johnson-Bailey, professor of education and interim director of the Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia, has been elected into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.

Dr. Johnson-Bailey is a graduate of Mercer University. She holds a master’s degree and educational doctorate from the University of Georgia.

• Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University, received the 2009 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education from educational publisher McGraw-Hill. The prize comes with a bronze statue and $25,000.

Dr. Darling-Hammond is a graduate of Yale University and holds a doctorate in urban education from Temple University.

• John Edgar Wideman, professor of English and Africana studies at Brown University, was awarded the 2009 Janet Weis Fellowship in Contemporary Letters at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The award is given to honor “the highest level of achievement in the craft of writing.”

A 1963 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wideman was selected as a Rhodes Scholar.

• Julian Bond, professor of history at the University of Virginia and chair of the NAACP, was given an honorary degree at the fall convocation of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.