Yale Faculty Member Wins Award for Promoting Diversity
Yale faculty member Robert P. Forbes recently received an award from the Connecticut chapter of the National Association of Multicultural Education for his role promoting diversity in higher education.
Forbes teaches in the American studies and history departments and is also the associate director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition. He is the co-author of several books and has written many articles on 19th century American history. Forbes lectures on slavery-related subjects throughout the nation, and his service on several boards in Connecticut has helped to educate residents and visitors alike about the state’s history regarding slaveholding and abolition.
His award, “The Multicultural Faculty of the Year in the category of Higher Education,” was presented at the 6th annual conference of the Connecticut chapter of the association held in Waterbury in October.
The citation on his plaque reads: “In recognition of contributions, through specific actions, to improving education for all students; to demonstrating an active commitment to valuing diversity and addressing discrimination in education; and to promoting valuing of diversity in an educational setting.”