Norfolk State University Faculty Named Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Dr. Frances Williams, associate professor of engineering at Norfolk State University is among the 2012 class of Emerging Scholars named by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine. "This prestigious national distinction demonstrates the outstanding abilities of Dr. Williams as an exemplary teacher-scholar. Her national recognition brings pride and distinction to Norfolk State University and Norfolk State's faculty," said NSU President Tony Atwater. "Dr. Williams' leadership has been instrumental in the development of NSU's research and development cleanroom, which will be open for business in the near future," he said. "This facility, which is devoted to nanotechnology research and development, will be one of a handful of centers operated by a public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia," he added.
Each scholar named was selected based on research, educational background, publishing record, teaching record, competitiveness of field of study, and uniqueness of field of study. Dr. Williams joins 11 other scholars from prestigious institutions and universities located throughout the world. Diverse, formerly 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.