NASA OFFICIAL PRESENTED NATIONAL AWARD FOR WORK WITH PH.D. STUDENTS OF COLOR
Dr. Roosevelt Johnson, deputy associate administrator of NASA, was presented one of three national Extra Mile Awards on Oct. 28 at the nation’s largest gathering of underrepresented minority Ph.D. students and faculty.
Dr. Johnson was honored at the 24th annual Institute for Teaching and Mentoring, which convenes nearly 1,000 Ph.D. students, recent graduates and faculty members.
“Dr. Johnson has worked for decades with NASA and several different organizations to provide crucial support for these students, so they can finish their doctorates and become excellent faculty members and researchers,” said Dr. Ansley Abraham, the director of the Southern Regional Education Board’s Doctoral Scholars Program.
The SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program leads the Institute each year in conjunction with members of the Compact for Faculty Diversity. SREB’s program and partner programs provide support for underrepresented minority Ph.D. students to help address the continuing shortage of college faculty members of color across the South and U.S.
SREB is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization based in Atlanta that works with 16 member states to improve pre-K12 and higher education. (www.sreb.org)