PHCM's Dr. Flavia Perea Named 2013 Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Chemical formulas written on a blackboard in a lab at the Tufts University School of Medicine

FAIRFAX, Va. — Diverse kicks off 2013 with its annual edition recognizing rising stars in the academy. In its Jan. 3rd edition, Diverse profiles 12 “under 40” scholars from around the country who are making their mark in the academe through teaching, research and service. These outstanding scholars serve as an inspiration to both students and colleagues.

Diverse, then Black Issues In Higher Education, first published its “Emerging Scholars” edition in 2002. It has remained one of the magazine’s most popular editions since its inception. Diverse editors select honorees from a pool of candidates recommended by various scholars, department chairs, university public information officers, and others.

Each scholar is selected based on research, educational background, publishing record, teaching record, competitiveness of field of study, and uniqueness of field of study.

The “Emerging Scholars” for 2013 are:

• Dr. Shaundra B. Daily, Assistant Professor, School of Computing – Human Centered Computing, Clemson University

• Dr. Gerardo Dominguez, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, California State University, San Marcos

• Luz Herrera, Assistant Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

• Dr. Andrea Maria Hodge, Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science,  University of Southern California

• Dr. Brian K. Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Drexel University School of Public Health

• Dr. Karla-Sue C. Marriott , Associate Professor, Department of Natural Sciences, Savannah State University

• Dr. Ethel G. Nicdao, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of the Pacific

• Dr. Flavia Celestína Peréa, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

• Dr. Rodney D. Priestley, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Princeton University

• Dr. Ivory Achebe Toldson , Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology Program, Howard University

• Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Georgia State University

• Dr. Patrick Wilson, Associate Professor, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University