Emerging Scholars: The Class of 2007
Just 10. Each year it becomes increasingly difficult to select just 10 Emerging Scholars. There are so many outstanding scholars of color in the academy who are breaking new ground in research, applying scholarship to public policy and grooming the next generation of leaders and professionals.
Diverse’s 2007 Emerging Scholars are doing all of that while setting records and earning the distinction of being the “first” or the “youngest” to win tenure or merit some impressive accolade.
This year’s crop of award-winning academicians was chosen by Diverse staff and, in some cases, nominated by colleagues. The scholars include a scientist who uses GIS technology to map racial health disparities; a first-generation college graduate and doctorate who is a highly sought-after computer expert; and a math prodigy who was studying college-level calculus at age 9 and earned his doctorate at age 20.
Some of our scholars benefited from the encouragement of mentors or pipeline programs like The PhD Project. Some, destined for stellar private industry careers, came to the academy by happenstance. All are driven and exceptional.
See for yourself.
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