Honors and Awards

• Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, assistant professor of politics at the University of San Francisco was awarded the 2011 Thomas I. Yamashita Prize from the Center for the Study of Social Change at the University of California at Berkeley. She was honored for her leadership of the nonprofit organization Akili Dada, which seeks to increase educational opportunities for young African women.

• Kwame Harrison, associate professor of sociology and Africana studies at Virginia Tech received the university’s 2011 Edward S. Diggs Teaching Scholars Award.

Dr. Harrison is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He received a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University.

• Bonnie Newman Davis, associate professor of journalism at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, was named Journalism Educator of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.

Professor Davis is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Michigan.

• James M. Jones and Kasandra Y. Moye both received the Louis L. Redding Diversity Award from the Office of Equity and Inclusion at the University of Delaware. Dr. Jones is a professor of psychology and director of black American studies. He graduated from Oberlin College, earned a master’s degree from Temple University, and garnered his Ph.D. in social psychology at Yale University.

Kasandra Moye is the director of the Center for Black Culture at the university.