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Dr. KC Morrison honored as Mississippi's Black History Month Educator of the Year (2011-03-07)


Dr. Minion Kenneth Chauncey "KC" Morrison, PSPA department head and professor, received the Mississippi 2011 Black History Month Educator of the Year Award.

Dr. Morrison serves as a senior associate in MSU's African-American studies program. His research focuses on both comparative politics and American politics, and he specializes in Africa and Third World politics as well African-American and Mississippi politics.

He received his Ph.D. and MA degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Morrison also received a Certificate of African Studies from the University of Ghana in Africa, and holds a BA degree with Honors from Tougaloo College. Morrison has served as an associate professor of Afro-American Studies and Political Science and as chairman of Afro-American Studies at Syracuse University in New York.

He comes to MSU from the University of Missouri, where he was vice provost for Minority Affairs and Faculty Development, and most recently the Frederick Middlebush Professor of Political Science.

Dr. Morrison maintains a national reputation in research. His published books include Black Political Mobilization, Leadership, Power, and Mass Behavior published by SUNY, African Americans and Political Participation and Commitment: Fatherhood in Black America.

Morrison is currently working on a biography of Mississippi Civil Rights leader Aaron Henry. He has written numerous scholarly articles,\ and published in such journals as Comparative Politics, Journal of Modern African Studies, Political Science Quarterly, and the National Political Science Review.

Congratulations Dr. Morrison!

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