Two Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

BrisonNatashaNatasha Brison, a doctoral student in the College of Education at the University of Georgia, received the 2013 Maloy Student Research Award from the Sport and Recreation Law Association. She will receive the award at the organization’s annual meeting in Denver on March 14.

Brison is a clinical assistant professor in the department of kinesiology and health at Georgia State University. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law.

Chance Lewis-UNCCChance W. Lewis, the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Urban Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, received the 2013 Carlos Vallejo Memorial Award for Lifetime Scholarship from the American Educational Research Association. The award is given annually to a scholar who “advances multicultural and multiethnic education and who demonstrates commitment to underserved communities.”

Professor Lewis holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

Dr. Lewis is the co-author or co-editor of several recent books including White Teachers/Diverse Classrooms: Creating Inclusive Schools, Building on Students’ Diversity, and Providing True Educational Equity (Stylus, 2011), African American Students in Urban Schools: Critical Issues and Solutions for Achievement (Peter Lang Publishers, 2012) and Black Male Teachers: Diversifying the United States’ Teacher Workforce (Emerald Group, 2013).

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