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Morris, Love recognized with 2014 UGA Research Awards

  |   Michael Childs   |   Permalink   |   News Release,   Spotlight

Two College of Education faculty members – Jerome Morris and Betina Love – were among those UGA faculty and graduate students recognized for outstanding research and scholarship at the university's 35th annual Research Awards Banquet on April 10.

Morris, a professor of social foundations of education, received the University of Georgia's 2014 William A. Owens Award for Creative Research in the social and behavioral sciences

Morris is one of the premier scholars of race, social class and the geography of educational opportunity. Also a research fellow with the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, his interdisciplinary program of research addresses issues related to race and education in the U.S., focusing specifically on the relationship between community, families, youth culture and schooling in the lives of African-American students.

The Owens Award is given annually to recognize an outstanding body of nationally and internationally recognized scholarly or creative activities in the social and behavioral sciences. The social and behavioral sciences received significant contributions to psychology through the research and leadership of William A. Owens. He particularly served the University by founding and directing the Institute for Behavioral Research.

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Love, an assistant professor of educational theory and practice, has received a University of Georgia 2014 Michael F. Adams Early Career Scholar Award.

Love is an outstanding scholar whose work focuses on the ways in which urban youth negotiate hip hop music and culture to form social, cultural and political identities. A continuing thread of her scholarship explores new ways of thinking about urban education and culturally relevant pedagogical approaches for urban learners.

Named in honor of the UGA's 21st President, these awards recognize outstanding accomplishment and evidence of potential future success in scholarship, creative work or research by early career faculty members.

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