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Four faculty members and 19 retirees were honored May 11 for excellence and service to Elon.
Jessica Carew, assistant professor of political science, and Damion Blake, lecturer in political science & policy studies, presented at the Duke Conference on Race and Post Secondary Education on April 1-2, 2016.
Eric Ashley Hairston, Associate Professor of English and of Law and Humanities, co-chaired a three-session seminar and presented at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference at Harvard University, March 17-20.
Associate Professor of English, Prudence Layne, delivered the keynote address at the Seventh Annual Women of Excellence conference hosted by Halifax Community College on March 18, 2016.
Assistant professors of psychology, Buffie Longmire-Avital and India Johnson each presented their research as part of the Featured Feminist Science Symposia Series: A Look at Current Issues Facing Black Women through a Psychological Lens at the 41st Annual Association for Women in Psychology Conference, “Strong Girls and Wise Women.”
More than a dozen events in February will honor African-American contributions to the campus and the world as Elon University celebrates Black History Month.
Assistant Professor Buffie Longmire-Avital and young alumna Brenda Reavis '15 have co-authored an article in a forthcoming edition of the Journal of Black Psychology examining the ideal and non-negotiable characteristics emerging adult Black American women look for in potential male partners.