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ERIC Number: EJ784065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan-10
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Emerging Scholars: The Class of 2008
Forde, Dana; Lum, Lydia; Nealy, Michelle J.; Pluviose, David; Roach, Ronald; Rogers, Ibram; Rolo, Mark Anthony; Seymour, Add, Jr., Valdata, Patricia; Watson, Jamal
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v24 n24 p17-27 Jan 2008
This year's crop of "Emerging Scholars"--The Class of 2008--includes a math biologist who was only the second woman to receive the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in math; a geneticist who recently became one of 20 winners of the National Science Foundation's Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers; and an extensively published educational equity law expert who was the Education Law Association's inaugural recipient of its Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship for Education Law. Beyond the accolades, the authors always find compelling the personal stories of perseverance, resilience and dedication. Like the educational psychologist who was unprepared for the rigors of college but self-corrected his study skills in order to earn three degrees. The political science professor who, as a boy during summer breaks, tilled the land with his farm-worker parents, but also heeded the "get an education" message of parents who never made it past the sixth grade. The Black woman physicist, who, lacking role models who looked like her, questioned whether she could succeed in a field dominated by White men, but went on to become one of three women physicists of color at a top 100 research institution. The 10 emerging scholars profiled in this article are: (1) Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr.; (2) Dr. Kevin Cokley; (3) Dr. Rasha Morsi; (4) Dr. Monica F. Cox; (5) Dr. Ahna Skop; (6) Dr. Pablo Reid Mitchell; (7) Goodwin Liu; (8) Dr. Trachette Jackson; (9) Dr. Nadya Mason; and (10) Dr. Ricardo Ramirez.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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