Notable Honors for Two African American Male Scholars

William Darity Jr., the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies and Economics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, was honored at the 2017 Future of Wealth Summit: Technology, Inclusion, and Social Change in Washington, D.C. Dr. Darity was honored for his research on racial inequality and the racial wealth gap.

Dr. Darity is a graduate of Brown University and holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is author, co-author, or editor of several books including Persistent Disparity: Race and Economic Inequality in the United States Since 1945 (Edward Elgar Publishers, 1998).

Kenon Brown, an assistant professor of advertising and public relations in the College of Communication and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama, received the Early Career Research Award from the International Communication Association. Dr. Brown’s research is focused on how professional athlete’s manage their image and reputation.

Dr. Brown joined the faculty at the University of Alabama in 2012. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee and a Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Alabama.


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