Three African Americans at Leading Universities Receive Prestigious Honors

Roland G. Fryer Jr., the Henry Lee Professor of Economics at Harvard University, has been selected to receive the John Bates Clark Young Economist Award from the American Economic Association. Professor Fryer, the youngest African American to be awarded tenure at Harvard, was honored for “innovative and creative research contributions that have deepened our understanding of the sources, magnitude, and persistence of U.S. racial inequality.”

A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, Professor Fryer holds a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University.

averyStephen M. Avery, an assistant professor in the department of radiation oncology and director of the medical physics program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, was honored with election as a fellow of the American Association of Physicists.

Dr. Avery is a graduate of Millersville University of Pennsylvania. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics from Hampton University in Virginia.

iris_outlawIris Outlaw, director of multicultural student programs and services at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, received the Exemplary Award for Public Service from the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education. She is the treasurer and vice president for administration at the association.

Outlaw is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.

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