Awards and Honors

 

Honors

 

2012   Distinguished Alumni Award 2012, Sociology Department, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.

 

2011  SAGE Activist Scholar Award, Urban Affairs Association, New Orleans, LA. UAA--Awards and PrizesBeverly Wright (Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice). William P. Quigley (School of Law, Loyola University New Orleans) www.udel.edu/uaa/awards/award_winners.html

 

2010   100 History Makers in the Making, the Grio, New York, NY.  TheGrio's 100: Beverly Wright, Bringing environmental justice to post-Katrina New Orleans  http://www.thegrio.com/black-history/thegrios-100/thegrios-100-beverly-wright.php

 

2010   Conrad Arensberg Award, the Society for the Anthropology of Work, New Orleans, LA.

 

2010  Beta Kappa Chi Humanitarian Assistance Award, National Institutes of Science, New Orleans, LA.

 

2009  Heinz Award, the Heinz Family Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA. http://heinzawards.net/recipients/beverly-wright

 

2009  Freedom Sisters Award, Ford Motor Company, New Orleans, LA.

 

2008  Environmental Justice Achievement Award, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Justice, Washington, D.C. http://www.epa.gov/oecaerth/environmentaljustice/resources/publications/awards/dscej.pdf

 

2006  Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Award, Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Program, Boston, MA. http://www.communityhealthleaders.org/leaders/leader/beverly_wright

 

2005  Healthy Building Leadership Award, the Institute of Local Self-Reliance, Washington, D.C. http://www.healthybuilding.net/about/awards05.html


2003  Distinguished Alumni Award, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York. http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/archives/vol34/vol34n18/articles/alumniawards.html

 

1993   Environmental Justice Award, Citizens Clearinghouse for Hazardous Waste, Falls Church, VA.

 

1993  Environmental Justice Award, Tulane University Chapter, Black Law Students Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

1993  Urban League Outstanding Achievement Award, Urban League of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

 

1987  Deblois Faculty Fellow, Outstanding Research in Quality of Life Issues, School of Urban and Regional Studies, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.

 

1983  MAC Fellow, Metropolitan Area Committee, City of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.

 

1983  Certificate, Leadership Forum, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.

 

1980  Human Resources Fellow, Certificate Program for the Advanced Study of Human Resources, Department of Economics, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

 

1979  Outstanding Young Women in America, Who's Who.

 

1979  Urban Research Fellow, Institute for Urban Affairs and Research Howard University, Washington, D.C.

 

Boards


Member, Gulf Study Scientific Advisory Board, National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Durham, NC. (2011 - Present)

 

Member, City of New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board, New Orleans, LA. (2010 - Present)

 

Advisory Board, Tony Mazzocchi Center – United Steelworkers of America, Pittsburgh, PA. (Present)

 

Member Mayor Mitch Landrieu Transition Team, Environment and Sustainability Committee, New Orleans (2010)

 

Member, Ethics Review Board for the City of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA. (2010)

 

Founding President and Board Member African American Women of Purpose and Power (AAWPP), New Orleans (2008 – Present)

 

Member, Gulf Coast Fund, New Orleans, LA (2006 - Present)

 

Member, Parkway Partners, New Orleans, LA (2006 – present)                 

 

EPA National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) – Hurricane Katrina (2006)

 

Co-Chair, Advisory Board, Environmental Justice Climate Change Initiative, (2002 - present)

 

Member, US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board, New Orleans, LA (1998-2000)

 

Charter Member, National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC), United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. (1993-1996)

 

Editorial Board, Journal of Social and Behavioral Sciences (1985-present)

 

Program Chair, Editorial Board Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists (1988)

 


Board Member, Metropolitan Council for Lifelong Living, Metropolitan College, Program Development (1985)

 

Committees


Member, Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, New Orleans, LA (2010 – Present)

 

Board Member, Commission to Engage African Americans on Climate Change, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Washington, DC. (2009)

 

Member, Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Affairs, New Orleans, LA., (1994-2002)

 

Chairperson, Mayor’s Committee on Solid Waste, New Orleans, LA., (1994-2002)

 

Advisory Subcommittee, National Environmental Conflict Resolution “Affected Communities.”

 

Member, Executive Committee, Committee of 21, (1997)

 

Advisory Committee, We Speak for Ourselves, The Panos Institute, Washington, DC, (Present)

 

Planning Committee, People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit, New York, NY (1990-91)

 

Member, Women's Studies Steering Committee, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC (1990)

 

Planning Committee, National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit, Commission for Racial Justice, New York, NY. (1990)

 

EOD Committee Member, the Urban League, Winston-Salem, NC (1989)

 

Committee Member, Research & the State of Black New Orleans Committee, the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans, LA (1987)

 

Research Committee Member, State of Black New Orleans, the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans, LA (1986)

 

Chairman, Metropolitan Council for Life Long Living Humanities Committee, Metropolitan College Program Development (1985)

 

Executive Committee, Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists (1984)

 

University of New Orleans Representative, Policy and Procedures revision sub-committee, Office of Municipal

 

Investigation (OMI) Review Committee, New Orleans, LA (1983)

 

Member, Executive CommitteeAssociation of Social and Behavioral Scientists (1983)

 


Chairman, Planning Committee, Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists (1983)

 

Chairman, 1983 National Association Meeting-Planning Committee, Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, New Orleans (1982)

 

Committee Chairman, At Risk - The Black Adolescent Symposium, Association of Black Psychologists, New Orleans Chapter, New Orleans, LA (1982)

 

Executive Committee, Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists (1981)

 

Planning Committee, Juvenile Crime Symposium, Association of Black Psychologists, New Orleans Chapter, New Orleans, LA (1981)

 

Member, Task Force for the Improvement of New Orleans Public Schools, New Orleans, LA (1981)

 

Subcommittee Co-chairman, Symposium on Crime, Urban League of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA (1981)

 

Member, New Orleans Public Housing Task Force (1980)


Planning Committee, First Scholarly Meeting National Negro Women's Convention, National Council for Negro Women (1979)

 

Public Relations Committee, UNO Representative, International Year of the Child Task Force, City of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA (1979)

 

Grant Awards

 

Voluntary Buy-Outs as an Alternative Damage Claims Arrangement  

Southern University Institute for Environmental Issues and Policy Assessment

Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

(1992-1993)                                                                                          $19,000

 

Coping with Community Stressors

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

(1993-1996)                                                                                                                                     $131,109

 

Socioeconomic Impact of Air Toxics Project

                                                Environmental Protection Agency

(1993-1998)                                                                                         $604,000

 

Mississippi River Avatar Project, Public Welfare Foundation, 

(1994-1999)                                                                                         $190,000

 

Lower Mississippi River Interagency Cancer Study

Environmental Protection Agency

(1995-1996)                                                                                          $20,000

 

National Environmental Policy Impact

Science Applications International Corporation.

(1995)                                                                                                        $11,000

 

Mississippi River Avatar Communiversity Project

Environmental Protection Agency

(1995-1996)                                                                                           $20,000

 

Mississippi River Chemical Education & Research Program, United Negro College Fund

(1995-1998)                                                                                           $96,000

 

Environmental Justice Partnership Project: Communiversity along the River

Environmental Protection Agency

(1995-1998)                                                                                           $319,000

 

Public Part: Restoration Advisory Board Project

Environmental Protection Agency

(1995-1999)                                                                                           $252,000

 

Minority Worker Training Project

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

(1994-1999)                                                                                           $3,526,445

 

Norco Refinery Project

Mott Foundation

(1996-1998)                                                                                           $20,000

 

Community Lead Education Project, Environmental Protection Agency

 (1996-1998)                                                                                          $250,000

 

Campus Affiliate Program (C.J. Peete)

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP & HEALTH SUBGROUP

US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

 (1996)                                                                                                        $25,020

 

Mississippi River Avatar Refinery Project

Environmental Protection Agency

(1996-1998)                                                                                             $20,000

 

Xavier Triangle Community

Worker Training & Construction Company Program

US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

 (1997-1999)                                                                                            $180,000

 

N.O. E.J. Teacher Training Project

Environmental Protection Agency

(1997-1998)                                                                                             $177,485

 

Opening Doors of Communication for Pollution Prevention

Environmental Protection Agency

(1997-1998)                                                                                             $20,000

 

Community Health Surveying & Education Initiative

Alton Jones Foundation  

(1998-2000)                                                                                            $130,000

 

                  Building Environmental Stewardship, Student Campus

& Community Project for Pollution Prevention

                  United Negro College Fund

(1998-2002)                                                                                            $50,000

 

Mississippi River Chemical Corridor:  Small & Disadvantaged Business Profile

 Environmental Protection Agency

(1998-1999)                                                                                             $50,250

 

West Dallas Brownfields Job Training

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

(1999-2000)                                                                                             $213,056

(1998-1999)                                                                              

 

West Dallas Superfund Job Training

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

(1998-1999)                                                                                             $150,000

 

Developing Measures of Community Protective Factors

Center for Disease Control

Co-Investigator with Robert Goodman, Ph.D., Tulane University

School of Public Health and Community Medicine

(1999-2002)                                                                                             $642,308

 

                                                 Norco Relocation

                                                 Jennifer Altman Foundation

                                                  (2000-2001)                                                                                            $30,000

 

                                                   Strategic Planning & Assessment/Strategic Plan & Research

                                                   Ford Foundation

                                                   (2001-2002)                                                                                           $150,000

 

Environmental Justice Analysis: Bienville Corridor Master Plan

(2001-2002)                                                                                              $50,000

 

Environmental Justice Analysis: Louis Armstrong International Airport Expansion

(2001-2003)                                                                                              $50,000                                                                                                  

                                                                                                           

Minority Worker Training Project

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

(2005-2010)                                                                                              $6,989,152

 

Hurricane Katrina Minority Worker Training Response Project

Department of Labor

                        $99,500

 

Katrina Survivor Project

The Ford Foundation

(2007-2009)                                                                                              $400,000

 

Healthy Rebuilding Project

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

(2007-2008)                                                                                              $400,000

 

Katrina Survivor Project

The Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation                 

(2007-2008)                                                                                              $10,000

 

Public Policy Task Force

The Cedar Tree Foundation

 (2008-2009)                                                                                            $100,000

 

Katrina Survivor Project

Gulf Coast Fund

(2009)                                                                                                          $17,000

 

Katrina Survivor Project/Public Policy Task Force/General Support

The Ford Foundation

 (2009-2010)                                                                                             $475,000

 

Minority Worker Training Project – Supplemental Grant Award

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

(2009-2010)                                                                                              $400,000

 

HBCU Community Partnership for Worker Training Utilizing Technology-Based Learning

U.S. Department of Labor

 (2009-2012)                                                                                             $966,000

 

Public Policy Task Force

Gulf Coast Fund

(2010)                                                                                                           $10,000

 

Katrina Survivors Home Rehabilitation Project

U.S. Department of H.U.D., City of New Orleans

(2010-2011)                                                                                               $500,000

 

Coastal Communities Strategies to Monitor BP Wastes

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

(2011-2012)                                                                                               $30,000

 

Minority Worker Training Project

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

(2010-2015)                                                                                                $4,831,985

 

Hazardous Waste Worker Training Project

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

(2010-2015)                                                                                                $955,375

 

Total                                                                                                                 $23,285,685

 

 

 

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Dr. Beverly Wright

Dillard University

2601 Gentilly Blvd.

New Orleans, LA  70122

(504) 816-4005

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