New Program Part of White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
WASHINGTON - Dr. Jingyo Suh, Professor in the Department of Economics and Finance, College of Business and Information Science, at Tuskegee University in Alabama, has been selected by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for its first-ever Labor Economist Fellowship Program, part of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
The EEOC fellowship program is designed to provide and develop experts in the development of statistical evidence of discrimination, program research, and policy analysis relevant to EEOC's enforcement and policy efforts. While in residence, fellows will conduct research, use the agency's data and facilities, and work with colleagues in the EEOC's Office of Research, Information and Planning, as well as serve clients within agency headquarters and field offices.
"We are pleased to have the participation of Tuskegee University and welcome Dr. Suh as we inaugurate this important fellowship program," said EEOC Chair Cari M. Dominguez. "This fellowship will be mutually beneficial by serving as a vital link between the Commission and the academic research community."
Dr. Benjamin F. Payton, President of Tuskegee University, said: "Tuskegee's faculty, many heralded as experts in their fields, are among the numerous reasons this University earns its international reputation for excellence in education. We are quite proud of Dr. Jingyo Suh's honor and Tuskegee University's recognition as the first institution represented as part of the EEOC's Labor Economist Fellowship Program. Dr. Suh will surely represent us well."
Tuskegee University is an independent and state-related institution of higher education. Its programs serve a student body that is coeducational as well as racially, ethnically and religiously diverse. Tuskegee University was the first black college to be designated as a Registered National Historic Landmark (April 2, 1966), and the only black college to be designated a National Historic Site (October 26, 1974). Further information is available on its web site at www.tuskegee.edu.
Dr. Suh received a B.A. degree from Sung-Kyun-Kwan University in Seoul, South Korea in 1979; his M.S. degree from North Carolina State University in 1986; and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Alabama in Economics, Finance and Legal Studies in 2000.The Labor Economist Fellowship Program at EEOC is part of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), which is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Education which provides staff and support for the HBCU board of advisors and assists the secretary as the liaison between the executive branch and the HBCUs. Further information about the initiative is available on the Education Department's web site at www.ed.gov or the White House web site at www.whitehouse.gov. Professors at Historically Black Colleges and Universities interested in participating in the Labor Economist Fellowship should contact Ronald Edwards of the EEOC at (202) 663-4949 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EEOC is the federal agency that enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment or pregnancy) or national origin and protects employees who complain about such offenses from retaliation; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, which protects workers age 40 and older from discrimination based on age; the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which prohibits gender-based wage discrimination; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits employment discrimination against people with disabilities in the federal sector; Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits employment discrimination against people with disabilities in the private sector and state and local governments; and sections of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Further information about the Commission is available on the agency's web site at www.eeoc.gov.
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