NYU Chemistry Assistant Professor Alisha (Jonesy) Jones has been awarded a James Weldon Johnson Professorship. Quoting NYU's Center for Faculty Advancement, "James Weldon Johnson was NYU’s first Black professor, but he is notable for so many other accomplishments including civil rights activist, writer, composer, politician, educator, lawyer, and one of the leading figures in the creation and development of the Harlem Renaissance. In his honor, and to recognize scholarship with far-reaching impact in the areas of social justice, inequality, criminal justice reform, and related topics, the University established the James Weldon Johnson Professorship in 2020. The Professorship offers $25,000 per year for three years in research support. James Weldon Johnson Professors are selected by a distinguished committee and are chosen for the positive impact of their work on society." Congratulations to Jonesy!
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