Three African Americans in Higher Education Honored With Prestigious Awards

Francis A. Pearman, an  assistant professor of education at Stanford University, received the Review of Research Award from the American Educational Research Association for his article “Gentrification and Academic Achievement: A Review of Recent Research.” The paper was published in the Review of Educational Research. “The author synthesizes evidence from different disciplines — including organizational theory, urban planning, segregation, sociology, and education — into a fresh and generative conversation, demonstrating both empirical sophistication and control of complex phenomena,” the award committee wrote.

Dr. Pearman is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt Univerity.

Janice R. Franklin, dean of library and learning resources at Alabama State University, received the Ann Barnett Service Award from Texas Woman’s University for exemplary adherence to the principles and purposes of librarianship and professional education. The award committee noted that Dr. Franklin was a catalyst for the $20 million expansion and renovation of Alabama State University’s Levi Watkins Learning Center and helped to create in it a “cultural learning place.” She was also noted for being the driving force behind the endowment that established the university’s National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and African-American Culture.

Dr. Franklin earned a Ph.D. at Texas Woman’s University in 1988.

David Stovall, professor of Black studies and criminology, law, and justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Social Justice in Education Award from the American Educational Research Association. The award honors an individual who has advanced social justice through education research and exemplified the goal of linking education research to social justice.

Dr. Stovall, holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree in education, and a Ph.D., all from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.

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