Notable Honors and Awards Relating to African Americans in Higher Education

Tisha Lewis Ellison, an assistant professor in the department of language and literacy education at the University of Georgia, received the Early Career Achievement Award from the Literacy Research Association. Her research focuses on the digital literacy practices of African American families and adolescents.

Dr. Ellison joined the faculty at the University of Georgia in 2010. She is a graduate of Virginia Union University in Richmond, where she majored in journalism. Dr. Ellison holds master’s degrees from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and Teachers College at Columbia University. She earned a Ph.D. in education from the University at Albany of the State University of New York System.

The Colored Conventions Project at the University of Delaware, led by P. Gabrielle Foreman, the Ned B. Allen Professor of English, received the award for the best bibliography, archive, or digital project from the Modern Language Association. The online archive brings into the public domain documents that attest to African Americans’ efforts to organize politically, seek legal rights, and effect change.

Professor Foremen is the author of Activist Sentiments: Reading Black Women Writers (University of Illinois Press, 2009). She is a magna cum laude graduate of Amherst College in Massachusetts and earned a Ph.D. in ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley.


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