Date published: February 17, 2011
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education is pleased to announce Dr. Edmund Gordon as a 201 1 recipient of the Dr. John Hope Franklin Award.
Gordon, professor emeritus of psychology at Yale University, is credited with bringing the best intellectual talent and research to bear on the challenges associated with the achievement gap between White and urban minority students. He created the Institute for Urban Minority Education at Columbia University's Teachers College, helped design the national Head Start program and helped write the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
With the consent of Dr. John Hope Franklin, this is the seventh time that Diverse has presented this prestigious award. The award was created to pay tribute to Dr. Franklin, who laid the historical foundation, context and strategy for the Brown v. Board of Education decision, and to recognize individuals whose varied contributions to higher education are consistent with the highest standards of excellence established by Dr. Franklin.
This year's award will be presented at a reception on Monday, March 7, from 6:00-7:15 p.m., sponsored by TIAA CREF, during the 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education (ACE) at the Washington Hilton Hotel.