Springfield College Social Work Professor Rhoda Smith Recognized at African American Female Professor Award Celebration

Springfield College School of Social Work Professor Rhoda Smith was recently recognized at the annual African American Female Professor Award Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Springfield College School of Social Work Professor Rhoda Smith was recently recognized at the annual African American Female Professor Award Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 27. The African American Female Professor Awards recognize full-time, part-time, and adjunct African American female faculty members for their commitment to higher education, and their role as mentors in the advancement of African American scholars and students.

The goal of the African American Female Professor Awards is to help institutions recruit and retain African American female professors, as well as inspire African American female educators to continue their work in the classroom and pursue post-secondary assignments.

An independent review board assists in the selection of the recipients using the following criteria: educational background of the nominee; commitment to Higher Education; advancement of African American scholars and students; teaching, learning and curriculum development; academic research and applying practice in a chosen discipline or major; and community engagement and commitment to multicultural diversity and equity.