Associate Professor Stephen Ward and Associate Professor Dorceta Taylor have been rewarded the 2012 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award. These two faculty members were acknowledged for their dedication to developing cultural and ethnic diversity at U-M. They received the 2012 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Stephen Ward, associate professor of Afroamerican and African studies and associate professor in the Residential College, LSA, was cited for his work as faculty director of the Semester in Detroit (SiD) Program. In SiD, U-M students live at Wayne State University, work as interns at a Detroit-based community or cultural arts organization, and take Detroit-focused classes offered by U-M faculty.


Dorceta Taylor, professor of environmental sociology, SNRE, and professor of environment, LSA, is recognized for lifelong achievements promoting diversity through service, research and teaching.