Equity Award Recipients
Equity Awards recognize and publicize individuals and institutions that have achieved excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the historic profession. Two equity awards are given annually: one for individuals and another for academic units. The award can be conferred for new initiatives or for sustained efforts. These equity awards are meant to recognize and publicize individuals and institutions that have achieved excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the historic profession. While the awards are honorary and have no monetary component, winners receive a certificate of recognition that specially honors their efforts to secure and sustain diversity in the profession.
Dr. David H. Jackson Jr., Florida A&M Univ.
Univ. of California, Irvine, ADVANCE Program for Equity and Diversity
Dr. Herman L. Bennett, Graduate Center, CUNY
Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, W.E.B. Du Bois Dept. of Afro-American Studies
Dr. Andres Tijerina, Austin Comm. Coll.
Univ. of Arizona, Dept. of History
Dr. George J. Sánchez, Univ. of Southern California
Baruch Coll., CUNY, Dept. of History
2013 Equity Awards
David H. Jackson Jr., Florida A&M Univ.
David H. Jackson, professor of history and departmental chair at Florida A&M University, is the recipient of this year’s individual Equity Award in recognition of his achievements in inspiring African American undergraduates to enter graduate programs in history and earn professional degrees. An outstanding community leader and teacher, Jackson received the Rattler Pride Award for Community Leadership in 2000, the FAMU Teacher of the Year Award for 2000 and 2010, and the Advanced Teacher of the Year Award in 2006. Jackson has mentored over 20 young scholars who have earned PhD’s in history or are currently enrolled in doctoral programs, and has established a remarkable record in raising the number of African American faculty in the profession.
Douglas M. Haynes, on behalf of ADVANCE Program for Equity and Diversity, Univ. of California, Irvine
Haynes, a historian of science and director of the ADVANCE program, has facilitated the pipeline of students into graduate programs and led efforts on campus that have recently increased faculty from underrepresented groups by ten percent across the disciplines. At the core of ADVANCE is a commitment to faculty-led institutional transformation, which mobilizes and enables talented individuals from diverse backgrounds to fulfill their potential while shaping the future. The centerpiece of ADVANCE is a team of equity advisors and graduate program mentors who engage their peers in support of institutional transformation. In these roles, they monitor faculty recruitment and graduate admissions, coordinate career advising for junior colleagues and professional development for graduate students, and promote an affirmative culture of inclusive excellence for all.