ARICAN AMERICAN SUCCESS FOUNDATION
Is Pleased To Announce The 2015
Recipients Of The Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant
CYRELL ROBERSON & DANTE DIXSON
Doctoral Students in School Psychology
Research Study―The Psychosocial Keys to African American Academic Achievement: The Relationship Among Academic Achievement and Psychosocial Factors in High Achieving African Americans
School Psychology Program ● Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley
Brandy Gatlin, Ph.D., Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant recipient, successfully defended her dissertation on June 17, 2015 at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida titled: Relations among Elementary Students’ Use of Dialect and Concurrent and Subsequent Reading Outcomes.
Dr. Gatlin was AASF’s 2012 research grant recipient and presented her paper titled Overcoming Obstacles: African American Students With Disabilities Achieving Academic Success at AASF‘s 2013 Success Summit conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Read More about Dr. Gatlin at http://blacksuccessfoundation.org/staff/brandy-gatlin-2012/
Cynthia Wilson, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Exceptional Student Education at Florida Atlantic University in Davie, Florida received a $1.2 million federal grant award from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office of Special Education Programs. The funded project: Project I2: Intensive Intervention for Students with ASD who have Persistent and Severe Needs emphasizes the preparation of teachers who will become skilled in the implementation of research-based teaching methods for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Project I2 will provide tuition support for teachers who will earn a master’s degree and teaching endorsement in ASD.
Persons interested in the project can send their inquiry to: http://www.coe.fau.edu/academicdepartments/ese/projecti2/
Dr. Wilson is Chair of AASF‘s Grant Selection Committee.
Read More about Dr. Wilson at http://blacksuccessfoundation.org/staff/dr-cynthia-wilson/
Beatrice Julian received a Proclamation from Illinois Secretary of State and State Archivist Jesse White on June 23, 2015 for her outstanding service on the Illinois State Archives Advisory Board and the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board.
Ms. Julian is a Librarian and Archivist and is primary author and contributor to AASF‘s Spotlight on Success newsletter.
Read More about Ms. Julian at http://blacksuccessfoundation.org/newsletter/