Three African American Women Scholars Earn Notable Awards

Morrison, MableMable Morrison, associate professor of music at Delaware State University in Dover, was honored as a 50-year member of the Music Teachers National Association at the group’s recent conference in Chicago. Professor Morrison has been on the faculty at Delaware State University for 52 years.

Professor Morrison is an alumna of Xavier University of Louisiana and DePaul University in Chicago.

kblain_updatedKeisha N. Blain, a doctoral student in history at Princeton University, received a 2014 Huggins-Quarles Award from the Organization of American Historians. The award will help fund Blain’s research for the completion of her Ph.D. dissertation entitled, “For the Freedom of Race: Black Women and the Practices of Nationalism, 1929-1945.”

Blain is a magna cum laude graduate of Binghamton University of the State University of New York system. She earned a master’s degree in history from Princeton. After completing her dissertation, Blain will be a postdoctoral research fellow at the Africana Research Center at Pennsylvania State University.

teasleyStephanie Luster-Teasley, an associate professor in the College of Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, has been selected to receive the 2014 Dupont Minorities in Engineering Award from the American Society for Engineering Education. She will receive the award at the society’s annual conference in Indianapolis this June.

Dr. Luster-Teasley is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, where she majored in chemical engineering. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. at Michigan State University.

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