A Trio of Black Women Scholars Honored With Notable Awards

Gloria Billingsley, an associate professor in the department of public policy and administration at Jackson State University in Mississippi, received the Donald Stone Award from the American Society for Public Administration. The award was presented for outstanding service to the society at the group’s annual convention in Denver.

Dr. Billingsley taught at Jackson State from 2002 to 2005 and rejoined the faculty in 2010. She holds a bachelor’s degree in management, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in public administration, all from Jackson State University.

Sandra McGee, a clinical assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Iowa, has been selected to receive the 2017 Director’s Community Service Award from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Dr. McGee is being honored for her work to build relationships between the police and the African American community in Des Moines.

Dr. McGee is a graduate of Upper Iowa University in Fayette. She holds a master of social work degree from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. from Iowa State University.

Janice Jackson, a professor of pediatric dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was given the Manuel M. Album Award by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. The award is given to an individual who has made the greatest contribution to the oral health of children with special needs.

Dr. Jackson joined the faculty at the university in 2000. She holds a doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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