Two African American Men Win Prestigious Awards

Robert Bullard, the Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy and the founding director of the Bullard Center for Environment Justice at Texas Southern University has been selected to receive the Horizon Award from the Harvard Law School’s Environmental Law Society. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to environmental law and policy. Dr. Bullard is the author or co-author of many books including Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality (Westview Press, 1990) and The Wrong Complexion for Protection: How the Government Response to Disaster Endangers African American Communities (New York University Press, 2012).

Dr. Bullard is a graduate of Alabama A&M University. He earned a master’s degree at Atlanta University and a Ph.D. in sociology from Iowa State University.

James L. Moore III, vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at Ohio State University, received the S. Kent Butler Transformative Impact Award from the American Counseling Association. The award recognizes “those American Counseling Association members serving as professional counselors who have worked tirelessly to effect change through their efforts to promote equity, inclusion, and access. The impact achieved by awardees is demonstrated by their advocacy of social justice issues and how their communities have been transformed to better serve clients and students.”

Dr. Moore is a graduate of Delaware State University, where he majored in English education. He holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in counselor education from Virginia Tech.

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