Three Black Scholars Named to Prestigious Fellowships

Tyrone Forman, a sociologist and co-director of the Race and Difference Initiative at Emory University, was named a visiting fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. During his time at Stanford, he will work on a book on the changing character of prejudice and racism in American society.

Joseph Youngblood II, vice provost and dean of the John S. Watson School of Public Service and Continuing Studies at Thomas Edison State College, has been selected to participate in a prestigious, nationally recognized training program designed to strengthen capacity and build leadership in American higher education.

Youngblood will serve as a member of the American Council on Education Fellows Program for 2011-2012.

Wizdom Powell Hammond, an assistant professor of health behavior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was named a 2011-12 White House Fellow. Dr. Hammond will participate in public health projects in the Washington, D.C., area and will gain first-hand experiences of the inner workings of the federal government.

A graduate of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, Dr. Hammond holds two master’s degree and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan.

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