Two African American Scholars Honored by the American Educational Research Association

The American Educational Research Association recently honored two Black men for their scholarship relating to diversity.

Jeraldo F.L. Jackson, professor of higher education and postsecondary education and director of the Equity and Inclusion Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, received the Carlos J. Vallejo Award for Exemplary Scholarship. Dr. Jackson is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. He holds a master’s degree from Auburn University and a doctorate from Iowa State University. He is the co-author of Ethnic and Racial Administrative Diversity: Understanding Work Life Realities and Experiences in Higher Education (Jossey Bass, 2009)

Robert T. Palmer, assistant professor of student affairs administration at the University of Binghamton, part of the State University of New York system, received the Carlos J. Vallejo Award for Emerging Scholarship. Dr. Palmer is a graduate of Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. He holds a master’s degree from West Chester University in Pennsylvania and a doctorate from Morgan State University in Baltimore. He is the co-editor of Black Men in College: Implications for HBCUs and Beyond (Routledge, 2011).

The awards are named after Carlos Vallejo, a faculty member at Arizona State University who was an advocate for diversity and social justice.

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