Honors & Awards

Harold Martin Sr. to Receive the Educational Leadership Award From the TMCF

Harold Martin Sr. to Receive the Educational Leadership Award From the TMCF

Harold L. Martin Sr., chancellor of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, has been selected to receive the Educational Leadership Award from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. He will be honored at the association’s Anniversary Awards Gala on October 19 in Washington, D.C.

Harvard University's Danielle Allen to Receive the 2019 Governor’s Award in the Humanities

Harvard University’s Danielle Allen to Receive the 2019 Governor’s Award in the Humanities

Danielle Allen is the James Bryant Conant University Professor and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Earlier she taught at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey and the University of Chicago.

University of Virginia's Kevin Everson to Receive a 2019 Heinz Award

University of Virginia’s Kevin Everson to Receive a 2019 Heinz Award

The Heinz Awards, now in their 24th year, honor individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in five categories: arts and humanities; environment; the human condition; public policy; and technology, the economy and employment. Professor Everson will be honored for his body of work in film on October 17 in Pittsburgh.

James Moore III to Be Honored by the National Association for Gifted Children

James Moore III to Be Honored by the National Association for Gifted Children

James L. Moore III is vice provost for diversity and inclusion and the EHE Distinguished Professor in the department of educational studies at Ohio State University. He will receive the 2019 Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children in November.

Johnnie Hamilton-Mason to Receive the 2019 Feminist Scholar Award

Johnnie Hamilton-Mason to Receive the 2019 Feminist Scholar Award

The Simmons University professor of social work will be honored at the Council on Social Work Education’s annual program meeting in Denver, Colorado on October 26. Dr. Hamliton-Mason has taught at the Simmons School of Social work since 1991.

Janet E. Helms Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Psychological Foundation

Janet E. Helms Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From the American Psychological Foundation

Janet E. Helms is the Augustus Long Professor in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development and director of Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College. She was honored at last month’s annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.

Vanderbilt University Honors Perry Wallace by Renaming a Street in His Honor

Vanderbilt University Honors Perry Wallace by Renaming a Street in His Honor

Perry Wallace was a trailblazing Vanderbilt student-athlete who integrated Southeastern Conference varsity basketball in 1967. Wallace endured verbal abuse from fans and had objects thrown at him from the stands.

College of Charleston Renames Award to Honor Educator James E. Campbell

College of Charleston Renames Award to Honor Educator James E. Campbell

James E. Campbell, who was born in 1925, is an African American educator and civil rights activist. He worked as a teacher in Baltimore, Maryland, New York City, and Tanzania. He later became an administrator with the New York City public school system and in retirement has remained active in educational initiatives in South Carolina.

Sandra Barnes Wins the  the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award From the American Sociological Association

Sandra Barnes Wins the the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award From the American Sociological Association

Awarded since 1971, the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award is one of the annual honors given by the ASA to an individual for their work in the intellectual traditions of Oliver Cox, Charles S. Johnson and E. Franklin Frazier, three African American scholars.

National Communication Association to Honor Louisiana State University's Tina M. Harris

National Communication Association to Honor Louisiana State University’s Tina M. Harris

Tina M. Harris of the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University is being honored for “dedication to excellence, commitment to the profession, concern for others, vision of what could be, and acceptance of diversity and forthrightness.”

Justin Hansford Honored for His Work as a Leader in the Fight for Social Justice

Justin Hansford Honored for His Work as a Leader in the Fight for Social Justice

Justin Hansford, an associate professor of law at Howard University in Washington, D.C., has received the 2019 Right to Fight Award from the Michael O.D. Brown We Love Our Sons & Daughters Foundation.

Chemist William Lester Honored by the International Association of Top Professionals

Chemist William Lester Honored by the International Association of Top Professionals

William Lester currently serves as a professor and associate dean in the College of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the associate director and faculty senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Four African American Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Four African American Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Gilda Barabino dean of engineering at City College of New York, Lovoria Williams, an associate professor of nursing at the University of Kentucky, WIlliam M. Jackson Jr., professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of California, Davis, and Nicole R. Howard of the University of Redlands.

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell Wins 2018 Hooks National Book Award

Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell Wins 2018 Hooks National Book Award

Mary Schmidt Campbell’s An American Odyssey is a telling biography of the artist Romare Bearden, whose iconic collages conveyed the richness and complexity of African American life in the civil rights era.

Emory University's Vanessa Siddle Walker to Receive the Lilliam Smith Book Award

Emory University’s Vanessa Siddle Walker to Receive the Lilliam Smith Book Award

Vanessa Siddle Walker is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of African American Educational Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. Professor Walker will be honored on September 1 at the DeKalb County Public Library.

A Trio of African American Scholars Selected to Receive Notable Awards

A Trio of African American Scholars Selected to Receive Notable Awards

The honorees are Colette Pierce Burnette, president of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, Rashad Anderson, an assistant professor of teacher education at South Carolina State University, and James L. Moore III, Distinguished Professor of Urban Education and vice provost for diversity and inclusion at Ohio State University.

Notable Honors and Awards for Five African American Acdemics

Notable Honors and Awards for Five African American Acdemics

The honorees are Keith Johnson of East Tennessee State University, Margaret Walker, who taught for 30 years at Jackson State University in Mississippi, Leykia Nulan of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Henry N. Tisdale of Claflin University in South Carolina, and Louis Jones of Wayne State University in Detroit.

Tayari Jones Wins Women's Prize for Fiction for Her Book, An American Marriage

Tayari Jones Wins Women’s Prize for Fiction for Her Book, An American Marriage

Professor Jones serves as a professor of English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. An American Marriage tells the story of Celestial and Roy, two Black newlyweds whose pursuit of the American dream is violently interrupted when Roy is imprisoned for a crime he did not commit.

Two African American Women Receive Notable Honors From Higher Education Institutions

Two African American Women Receive Notable Honors From Higher Education Institutions

Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, president of Bennett College, was honored by the Higher Education Leadership Foundation and Katherine G. Johnson, whose trailblazing achievements were highlighted in the 2016 film, Hidden Figures, will have a building name in her honor at George Mason University.

Two African American Scholars Awarded the Berlin Prize

Two African American Scholars Awarded the Berlin Prize

Recipients of the Berlin Prize are awarded a semester-long fellowship in Berlin where they will be provided with the time and resources to step back from their daily obligations to engage in academic and artistic projects they might not otherwise pursue.

Keisha N. Blain Wins Book Award from the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

Keisha N. Blain Wins Book Award from the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

Dr. Blain is an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, where she has served on the faculty since 2017. Her book examines the activism of Black nationalist women who challenged White supremacy and advocated for full citizenship and human rights for people of African descent.

A Quartet of African American Women Who Have Been Selected for Notable Honors

A Quartet of African American Women Who Have Been Selected for Notable Honors

The honorees are Phyllis Worthy Dawkins, president of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, Karen Robinson, associate professor of nursing at Marquette University, Gabrielle Abelard a clinical assistant professor of nursing at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Benita Powell, assistant general counsel at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Two Black Scholars Win Architecture Awards From the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Two Black Scholars Win Architecture Awards From the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Mabel O. Wilson and Mario Gooden of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University were honored for their exploration of ideas in architecture as co-directors of the Global Africa Lab at Columbia.

Four African American Men Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

Four African American Men Who Have Received Notable Honors or Awards

The honorees are Gregory Robinson at Tennessee State University, Echol Nix Jr. at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Reginald Hamilton at Pennsylvania State University, and Forest M. Pritchett at Seton Hall University in New Jersey.

Johnnetta Cole to Be Honored by the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity

Johnnetta Cole to Be Honored by the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity

Dr. Cole is being honored as a role model and leader for others through her personal achievements and excellence in a chosen field; commitment to human, civil rights, and social issues; and contributions to the betterment of society.

Five African American Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

Five African American Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Paul C. Clement of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Tressie McMillan Cottom of Virginia Commonwealth University, Mary Atwater of the University of Georgia, Ronke Olabisi of Rutgers University in New Jersey, and Connie Dacus of Alabama State University.

Indiana University Law School Establishes the Juanita Kidd Stout Endowed Professorship

Indiana University Law School Establishes the Juanita Kidd Stout Endowed Professorship

Juanita Kidd Stout was the first African American woman to serve on a state supreme court in the United States. The new endowed chair honoring Justice Stout is the first professorship at Indiana University to honor an African American woman and the law school’s first endowed position named for a woman of color.

Norman C. Francis Receives the 2019 Laetare Medal from the University of Notre Dame

Norman C. Francis Receives the 2019 Laetare Medal from the University of Notre Dame

Established at the University of Notre Dame in 1883, the Laetare Medal was conceived as an American counterpart of the Golden Rose, a papal honor that dates from the 11th century. The award honors an individual who “has ennobled the arts and sciences, illustrated the ideals of the Church, and enriched the heritage of humanity.”

Honors and Awards in Higher Education for Five African Americans

Honors and Awards in Higher Education for Five African Americans

The honorees are Andrea Porter of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Howard Henderson at Texas Southern University in Houston, Jackie Sibblies Drury of the Yale School of Drama, Mary Frances Early of the University of Georgia, and Robert J. Rivers Jr. of Princeton University in New Jersey.

Notable Honors and Awards for Six African Americans in Higher Education

Notable Honors and Awards for Six African Americans in Higher Education

The honorees are Nafissa Thompson-Spires of the University of Illinois, Gregory S. Carr of Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, Tayari Jones of Emory University in Atlanta, Jamilla Lyiscott of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Wilma Mishoe of Delaware State University, and Vinette Gordon of Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Keisha Blain Wins Award For Best Book on African American Women's History

Keisha Blain Wins Award For Best Book on African American Women’s History

Keisha N. Blain, an assistant professor in the department of history at the University of Pittsburgh, was honored by the Organization of American Historians for her book on 20th-century Black women nationalists.

Two African American Professors Receive Educational Research Awards

Two African American Professors Receive Educational Research Awards

The honorees are Mary Atwater, a professor in the department of mathematics and science education at the University of Georgia and James L. Moore III, Distinguished Professor of Urban Education and vice provost for diversity and inclusion at Ohio State University.

Three African American Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Three African American Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

The honorees are Anita Hill, a professor at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, Barbara Lofton of the College of Business at the University of Arkansas, and Steve D. Mobley an assistant professor of education at the University of Alabama.

Uju Anya Wins First Book Award From the American Association for Applied Linguistics

Uju Anya Wins First Book Award From the American Association for Applied Linguistics

Uju Anya is an assistant professor of education and research affiliate for the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Pennsylvania State University. The award recognizes a scholar whose first book represents outstanding work in the field of applied linguistics.

Three African American Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Three African American Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Shaun R. Harper, professor of business and education at the University of Southern California, Muyinatu Bell, an assistant professor of engineering at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and D’Andra Orey, a professor of political science at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

Two African American Men Honored With Prestigious Awards

Two African American Men Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are David L. Shabazz, an assistant professor of journalism at Kentucky State University, and James L. Moore III, professor of urban education, vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at Ohio State University.