Friday, May 15, 2009

Tabbye Chavous receives 2009 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

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I am pleased to announce that Tabbye Chavous, associate professor of education and psychology and chair of the Combined Program for Education and Psychology (CPEP), is one of six U-M faculty members to receive the 2009 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the U-M Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Affairs. Established in 1996, the award is given in honor of Harold Johnson, dean emeritus of the School of Social Work, to recognize faculty whose service contributes to the development of a culturally and ethnically diverse campus community. An article about the award recipients appeared in the April 27, 2009, University Record Online.

Tabbye, along with her colleagues Robert Jagers, Carla O'Connor, Stephanie Rowley (Psychology), and Robert Sellers (Psychology), recently established the Center for the Study of Black Youth in Context (CSBYC) through a five-year award totaling $2.5 million from the National Science Foundation. The CSBYC has four major objectives: (1) to conduct a series of coordinated studies of the ecological, cultural, racial, and familial contexts that influence the development of African-American children; (2) to provide training for scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students to do research and engage with diverse populations of ethnic minority children in diverse community and school settings; (3) to cultivate partnerships between the University of Michigan and local schools and communities; (4) to serve as a resource and clearinghouse for approaches to research, training, and practice.

Please join me in congratulating Tabbye on this wonderful honor!

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