Grantees & Their Success Research

African American Success Foundation Grant Recipient

Travis Dumas 2018

Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant Recipient

Travis Dumas is the 2018 recipient of the African American Success Foundation's Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant in support of his research titled The Sideline Story: High Achieving Black Male Student Experiences and … Read More

Kalynda Smith, Ph.D. 2017

Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant Recipient

Kalynda Smith, Ph.D. is the 2017 recipient of the African American Success Foundation Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant in support of her research titled The Impact of Social and Cognitive Factors on the Academic … Read More

Ambra Green 2016

Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant Recipient

  Dr. Ambra L. Green is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at the University of Texas at Arlington, responsible for developing the University’s new special education program. Dr. Green received the African American … Read More

Dante Dixson 2015

Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant Recipient

Mr. Dante Dixson was a doctoral student in School Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California who, as co-researcher with Mr. Cyrell Roberson, conducted a study titled The Psychosocial Keys to African … Read More

Cyrell Roberson 2015

Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant Recipient

Mr. Cyrell Roberson is a doctoral student in School Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, California who, as co-researcher with Mr. Dante Dixson, conducted a study titled The Psychosocial Keys to African American … Read More

Micah Johnson 2014

Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant Recipient

 Dr. Micah Johnson is recipient of the African American Success Foundation Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant awarded in 2014 in support of his research on The Psychosocial Blueprint for African American Academic … Read More

Karida Brown 2014

AASF Board of Directors Special Recognition Grant

Ms. Karida Brown was a doctoral candidate in Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island conducting a study titled: Wanting to be Remembered: The Lynch Colored Public School, 1923-1963, focusing … Read More

Brandy Gatlin 2012

Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant Recipient

Ms. Brandy Gatlin conducted research while pursuing a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Special Education at Florida State University to “…examine the beliefs, attitudes, and practices of highly academically achieving … Read More

Chasity Bailey-Fakhoury 2010

Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant Recipient

Dr. Chasity Bailey-Fakhoury conducted research while pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociology at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI to identify measures mothers take to bolster their daughters’ achievement in high performing school districts that … Read More

Dr. Detris Adelabu 2009

Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant Recipient

Dr. Detris Adelabu, Chair and Associate Professor of Human Development at Wheelock College, Boston, MA conducted research titled Gender Differences among the Psychosocial Constructs that Shape Academic Achievement for High Achieving … Read More

Gloria Brown 2007

Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant Recipient

Dr. Brown was awarded AASF’s Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant in 2007 while pursuing a Ph.D. in Education K-12 Leadership, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN in support of her research titled African American Students … Read More

John Young 2006

Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant Recipient

Dr. John Young conducted research while pursuing a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Teaching, Giftedness at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. Read about this research: A Study of Academically High Achieving, … Read More

Cirecie West-Olatunji, Ph.D. 2005

Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant Recipient

Dr. West-Olatunji is Assistant Professor in the Department of Counselor Education at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. West-Olatunji will be conducting a study titled Effective Parenting Practices Among African-American Parents … Read More

Ebony McGee 2004

Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant Recipient

Dr. Ebony McGee conducted research while a Ph.D. student in Math Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago on “..the success factors of African American students who pursue math related college majors such as engineering, … Read More

William Darity, Ph.D. 2003

Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant Recipient

When he was Director of the Institute of African American Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. William "Sandy" Darity conducted research titled Effective Schools, Effective Students that "has identified public … Read More

Amena Love 2002

Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant Recipient

Amena Love was a Doctoral Student in School Psychology at Michigan State University conducting a study titled:School Matters: How Low-Income African American Parents Support School Success examining high achieving African American youth … Read More

 Zena Mello, M.S. 2000

Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Research Grant Recipient

Dr. Zena Mello presented the results of her research about high achieving adolescents at the AASF 2002 Success Summit on November 9, 2002. Click on our Success Summit Page for details. Dr. Mello is now a Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognition and … Read More

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