Associate Professor Joel Beeson is receiving international recognition for his diversity research.
This month the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) announced that Beeson is the 2016 recipient of the Lionel C. Barrow Jr. Award.
Created in 2009, the award recognizes outstanding individual accomplishment and leadership in diversity efforts within the journalism and mass communication discipline. AEJMC (then AEJ) established the award to honor Dr. Lee Barrow who fought to diversify the association and the media industry following the death of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Beeson will receive the Barrow Award at AEJMC’s national conference in August.