Notable Honors and Awards for Two Black Scholars

Monika Williams Shealey, dean of the College of Education at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, received the Teacher Diversity Research Award from the Diversified Teaching Workforce Topical Action Group of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Before being named dean at Rowan University, Dr. Shealey served as associate dean for teacher education at the School of Education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Dr. Shealey holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Florida in Tampa. She earned her doctorate at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Tina Simpson, associate professor in the department of pediatrics at the University of Alabama Birmingham, has been selected to receive the Exceptional Mentor Award from the American Medical Women’s Association. She will receive the award at the association’s meeting in San Francisco on April 1.

Dr. Simpson joined the faculty at the University of Alabama Birmingham in 2004. She is a 1998 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine.


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