Two African American Women Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

carter-sowell-photographAdrienne R. Carter-Sowell, an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the department of psychology and Africana studies at Texas A&M University, received the 2016 Carolyn Payton Early Career Publication Award, sponsored by the American Psychological Association. The award recognizes a theoretically based, peer-reviewed publication that demonstrates creativity and distinguishes itself as making a major contribution to deepening the understanding of the psychology of Black women.

Dr. Carter-Sowell is the director of the Science for a Diverse Society Research Group. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in social psychology from Purdue University.

saundra_mcguireSaundra Yancy McGuire, a professor of chemistry at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, has been selected to receive the Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students Into Careers in the Chemical Sciences from the American Chemical Society. The award, sponsored by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, will be presented to Professor McGuire next April at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco.

Dr. McGuire joined the faculty at LSU in 1999. She is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge and earned a master’s degree at Cornell University and a Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee.

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