January 27, 2022
Jayanti Owens, an assistant professor of international and public affairs and sociology, was selected as a 2020 William T. Grant scholar. With a $350,000 award, Owens will develop different aspects of an ongoing project investigating what drives racial and ethnic disparities in school discipline. Launched in 1982, the prestigious William T. Grant scholars program supports the professional development of early career researchers in the social, behavioral and health sciences.
Owens also received the Promising Scholar Award from the Foundation for Child Development for her research on school discipline disparities. The foundation seeks to help researchers, policymakers and advocates develop high-quality, evidence-based early childhood systems to serve the needs of all children.