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Congratulations to the recipient of the Inaugural Andrew Billingsley Faculty Award, Dr. Tisha Felder and the Inaugural Andrew Billingsley Community Leadership Award, Mr. James T. McLawhorn, Jr.

Both recipients were honored as part of the Robert Smalls Lecture Series held on March 30, 2016. The Institute for Families in Society, in partnership with USC African American Studies Program, is pleased to recognize the important contributions of both recipients through these awards.













Dr. Andrew Billingsley

The USC Institute for Families in Society and the USC African American Studies Program are pleased to announce the establishment of the Andrew Billingsley Faculty Award and the Andrew Billingsley Community Leadership Award.

These annual awards are designed to honor one faculty member and one member of our community who each embody the legacy of Dr. Andrew Billingsley and his scholarship on behalf of African American families. In addition to these awards, the Andrew Billingsley Fund has been established at the University to advocate for and support activities that reflect Dr. Billingsley’s outstanding scholarship.

NOTE: APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR THE 2017 AWARDS WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE IN LATE 2016.


About Dr. Andrew Billingsley

(PhD, Social Policy and Research, Brandeis University; MA, Sociology, University of Michigan; MS, Social Service [MSW], Boston University)

By name and focus, the awards and the fund pay tribute to the work of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Dr. Andrew Billingsley, whose extensive body of professional research has brought important focus to African American families. During his tenure at USC, Dr, Billingsley served as the Senior Scholar in Residence at the Institute for Families in Society and professor of Sociology and African American studies at USC. Dr. Billingsley was the former Chair of Family Studies at the University of Maryland and also served as President of Morgan State University and Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Howard University. A former Fulbright Scholar to Ghana, Dr. Billingsley is the recipient of the DuBois-Johnson-Frazier Award from the American Sociological Association and the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Association of Black Sociologists. He was also featured in the PBS documentary Blacks in the Civil War, narrated by Morgan Freeman.

Dr. Billingsley’s latest work is Yearning to Breathe Free: Robert Smalls of South Carolina and His Families published by University of South Carolina Press. He also is the author of several books of Sociology including the seminal work Black Families in White America and others such as Climbing Jacob’s Ladder:The Enduring Legacy of African American Families; Children of the Storm; and Mighty Like a River:The Black Church and Social Reform, published by Oxford University Press.

Previous Billingsley Pilot Research Program Award Winners

The Institute for Families in Society has in past years awarded pilot research support in honor of Dr. Billingsley and to recognize selected faculty for their work to improve the lives of African American families. Previous recipients have included Dr. Rhonda White-Johnson and Dr. Shauna Cooper. The Research Faculty Award and Community Leadership Award build upon this tradition by offering two new awards through which to highlight the significant contributions made both within the University community and beyond.



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