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Baltimore Business Journal honors Loyola faculty member with Leaders in Diversity Award

Loyola University Maryland

May 10, 2021


Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Ph.D., associate professor of communication and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, has been named a recipient of the Baltimore Business Journal’s 2021 Leaders in Diversity Award. Whitehead is also founding director of the Karson Institute for Race, Peace & Social Justice.

The Leaders in Diversity Awards and special publication celebrate nominated executives, entrepreneurs, administrators, and other local leaders who have championed diversity, equity, and inclusion in their workplace or around the region.

Awardees will be honored at a virtual awards event on Thursday, June 10, and profiled in a Baltimore Business Journal print edition on Friday, June 11.

“It is an honor and a privilege to have been selected for this prestigious award for my work to amplify Baltimore’s community voices through my research and scholarship, radio show, and the Karson Institute for Race, Peace & Social Justice,” said Whitehead. “Within each of these spaces, particularly within the Institute, my goal is to provide a space to explore and examine America’s most urgent questions on inequality, injustice, and racial inequity. These are the issues that we must focus on if we want to move forward as a nation and collectively dismantle the systems of oppression that are negatively impacting the lives and experiences of people of color in this country.”