Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Standout Scholars: Young Educators Bring Their Passion and Excitement for Teaching, Research and Training to the Forefront of the Academy. (Special Report: Emerging Academics 2003)(cover Story)

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Standout Scholars: Young Educators Bring Their Passion and Excitement for Teaching, Research and Training to the Forefront of the Academy. (Special Report: Emerging Academics 2003)(cover Story)

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Inspiring, impressive, determined, ambitious, fearless, innovative, inquisitive, pioneering and committed are just some of the words that describe this year's list of "Emerging Scholars"--a group that proves the intellectual capital in the Black community is limitless.

From fields as diverse as art to evolutionary biology, these standout scholars exude a passion about their research, about teaching, about training and preparing today's students--the next generation of scholars--to discover and nurture their own interests and talent.

These scholars represent a variety of disciplines and educational institutions--from HBCUs to the Ivy Leagues, from the publics to the privates--but all are armed with top-notch academic credentials and a commitment to their craft.

Everyone succeeds with a little help from others, and many of these scholars have been fortunate to align themselves with mentors who have encouraged and supported their innovative ideas. Still, life in the academy has not been free of its own obstacles. …

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