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Diverse: Issues In Higher Education kicks off 2024 with its annual Emerging Scholars edition.

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Diverse: Issues In Higher Education Magazine Profiles Top Scholars

FAIRFAX, VA — Diverse: Issues In Higher Education kicks off 2024 with its annual Emerging Scholars edition.

The Jan. 18 edition will profile 15 scholars throughout the country who are making their mark in the academy through teaching, research, and service. These outstanding scholars represent the future of academia and serve as inspirations to students and faculty members.

The 2024 Emerging Scholars of the Year are (in alphabetical order):

  • Alexandrina Agloro, assistant professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
  • Taifha Natalee Alexander, director of the CRT Forward Project, UCLA Law School, lecturer of law, USC Gould School Law
  • Jorge Burmicky, assistant professor of higher education leadership and policy studies, Howard University
  • Mary Dueñas, assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 
  • Luis A. Leyva, associate professor of mathematics education and STEM higher education, Vanderbilt University
  • Lori Kido Lopez, director of Asian American Studies and professor of communication arts, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Brendan Mark, assistant professor of political science and director of the Center for Nonviolence & Peace Studies, University of Rhode Island 
  • Renae Danielle Mayes, associate professor, Disability & Psychoeducational Studies, University of Arizona
  • Albee Mendoza, assistant professor of psychology, Delaware State University
  • Lauren Christine Mims, assistant professor of applied psychology, New York University
  • Jamelia Morgan, professor of law and director of the Center for Racial and Disability Justice, Northwestern University
  • Dahlia Roberts Nduom, assistant professor, College of Engineering and Architecture, Howard University
  • Melva Treviño Peña, assistant professor of sustainable agriculture and food systems, University of Rhode Island
  • Nic John Ramos, assistant professor of history and Africana Studies, Drexel University 
  • Terah J. Stewart, assistant professor of higher education and student affairs, Iowa State University

About Emerging Scholars:

Diverse, then Black Issues In Higher Education, published its first “Emerging Scholars” edition in 2001. It has remained one of the magazine’s most popular editions since its inception. Diverse editors select honorees from a pool of candidates recommended by various scholars, department chairs, university public information officers, and others.

Each scholar is selected based on research, educational background, publishing record, teaching record, competitiveness in field of study, and uniqueness of field of study. Each leader selected has demonstrated perseverance and tenacity, and each has made a broad impact on the academy.

The Jan. 18 edition announcing the Emerging Scholars of the Year will be released to Diverse paid subscribers on Jan. 12. We request that news organizations and higher education media outlets do not report this story until that date.

About Diverse:

For nearly four decades, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education has been America’s premier source of timely news, provocative commentary, insightful interviews, and in-depth special reports on diversity in higher education. Savvy individuals who appreciate the crucial and ever-changing role that higher education plays in the lives of students, professionals, their families, and their communities make reading Diverse a habit.

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