AAPSS Fellow, Board Member James Jackson Receives Inaugural Distinguished Scholar Award
Academy Fellow and Board Member James Jackson has been awarded the University of Michigan’s Distinguished Diversity Scholar Career Award earlier this month. The award recognizes a senior faculty member at the university that, “has made important contributions to understanding diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, scholarship, and creative endeavors, who has an outstanding record as an educator in teaching and mentoring, and whose work has focused on issues of importance to underrepresented communities.”
Jackson’s research, which focuses on issues of racial and ethnic influences on life course development, “transcends the traditional fields of psychology, political science, and public health to provide a rich picture of the strengths, challenges, and functioning that characterizes the breadth of experiences of the African American community,” Michigan chief diversity officer Robert Sellers noted.
Jackson will deliver the Inaugural Distinguished Diversity Scholar Career Award Lecture on October 30 in Ann Arbor.