Dr. Dolores Aldridge

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Title: Administrator, Philanthropist, Sociologist, African-American Studies Scholar
Company: Emory University
Location: Decatur, Georgia, United States

Dolores Aldridge, Administrator, Philanthropist, Sociologist and African-American Studies Scholar at Emory University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education and administration.

An accomplished educator, Dr. Aldridge has served as the Grace Towns Hamilton Distinguished Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies at Emory University since 1990. Prior to her current post, she held numerous designations with the university since 1971, including acting as the coordinator of black studies, the director of African-American studies and as a professor of sociology, among others. Dr. Aldridge began her professional pursuits as a social worker for the Florida Department of Children and Families from 1963 to 1964, subsequently serving as a psychiatric social worker for the St. John of God Brothers Child Guidance Clinic in Dublin, Ireland, from 1966 to 1967. From 1967 to 1968, she was the acting chief of social services at the BayCare Behavioral Health—Winter Haven Hospital Center for Behavioral Health, and from 1969 to 1971, she worked as the executive director of Lafayette Community Centers in Indiana.

In preparation for her career pursuits, Dr. Aldridge attended Clark Atlanta University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1963 and an MSW in 1966. She is certified by the Academy of Certified Social Workers, and earned an additional certificate in child psychology from the University College of Dublin in Ireland in 1967. Continuing her academic pursuits at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, Dr. Aldridge graduated with a PhD in 1971. In addition to her primary career pursuits, she found success through her written work, authoring “Imagine a World: Pioneering Black Women Sociologists” in 2009 among other titles, and acting as a co-author, co-editor and editor for numerous other titles. She has been recognized with myriad accolades and honors, including the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award from the American Sociological Association in 2010 and the Charles S. Johnson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Sociological Society in 2006. As a further testament to her success and stature, she has been featured in the 18th edition of Who’s Who of American Women.

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