Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Wed 06 Sep - Wed 13 Sep, 2000
(Session 382)

no photo available Joyce Ladner (Faculty)

Country/Region: USA

Senior Fellow, Governmental Studies, The Brookings Institution; Professor of Sociology, Howard University School of Social Work, Washington, DC

Biography:
Joyce Ladner (Chair) is a senior fellow in the Government Studies Department at The Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. She is also a member of the United States Department of Justice’s Advisory Council on Violence Against Women, and was appointed by President Clinton to the District of Columbia Financial Control Board. From 1994 to 1995, Dr. Ladner was the first woman president of Howard University, where she also served as professor of sociology from 1981 to 1998. She has lectured, given television interviews, and published extensively in the areas of diversity, education, urban issues, public policy, the family, and child welfare. Dr. Ladner has authored and co-authored several books, including the recently published The Ties that Bind: Timeless Values for African American Families. She has received numerous awards including the Distinguished Alumni Award from Washington University, St. Louis, and honorary doctorates from Howard University and Tougaloo College. Dr. Ladner received a B.A. in sociology from Tougaloo College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Washington University, St. Louis.