NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Two faculty members at Tennessee State University have been recognized as two of the top professors for national and international recognition for their work in research – and in the classroom.
Dr. Chandra Reddy, dean of the College of Agriculture, Natural and Human Sciences; and Dr. Terry Likes, chair of the Department of Communications, have been singled out as the best in their field as top professors at affordable Historically Black Colleges by Affordable Colleges Online.
According to the award, schools and professors on the list have an honored tradition of providing high quality education in the arts and sciences, and in recent years, creating programs that match the evolving career and academic aspirations of their students.
Reddy was recognized for the House Joint Resolution recognizing scholarly achievement from the Tennessee State Legislature in 2012. He has been serving as the dean of the College at TSU since 2008, and is the former dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Alabama A&M University.
Likes was recognized for the 2013 Journalism Educator of the Year award from the Southeast Journalism Conference he received earlier this year. He has captured 25 journalism awards at the national, regional, and state levels, including the 2013 National Association of Television Program Executives Fellowship.
Affordable Colleges Online helps students find affordable college options and provides information about financial aid and college rankings. All colleges and universities in the Affordable HBCU category, including TSU, are fully accredited institutions with annual tuition costs of less than $12,000, according to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.
Dean Reddy and Dr. Likes join the list of who’s who of top professors, including a professor/author in Fayetteville, Ark., renowned for her creations in children’s literature; a chemistry professor at a Maryland school who has received back-to-back awards from the Board of Regents or the Pine Bluff researcher who investigates the origins of the genetic code for NASA. Professors on the list have earned Golden Mike awards in broadcasting, American Association of Cancer Research awards, top honors in music performance, and awards from Departments of Homeland Security, and Agriculture. All demonstrate that students don’t have to sacrifice academic excellence in the name of affordability.