Road Scholar Presents Award For Lifelong Learning

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Road Scholar Presents Award For Lifelong Learning 

BOSTON—Road Scholar is pleased to award the Road Scholar Asa Grant Hilliard III Award for Lifelong Learning to Huberta Jackson-Lowman, Ph.D.   The award provides $5,000 toward a learning adventure offered by not-for-profit Road Scholar, and honors the late Dr. Asa Grant Hilliard III, world-renowned Pan-Africanist, educator, historian, psychologist and advocate for learning through travel. Kathy Taylor, Associate Vice President at Road Scholar presented the award on behalf of Road Scholar and the Hilliard family during the National Alliance for Black School Educators (NABSE) Annual Conference recently held in New Orleans.

Dr. Jackson-Lowman is an associate professor of Clinical and Community Psychology and recent past Chair of the Department of Psychology at Florida A&M University.  Prior to joining Florida A&M in 1996, Dr. Jackson-Lowman served as executive director of the Mayor’s Commission on Families in Pittsburgh, Pa., focusing on the implementation of strategies for reducing the high African American infant mortality rate, and as Co-Director of the former Institute for the Black Family at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Jackson-Lowman's research interests include using African proverbs as a socialization tool with African American children; examining the use of proverbs as a tool for value transmission among African American elders; the relationship between cultural identity, spiritual orientation, and the mental health and psychological functioning of African American women and factors impacting African American male-female relationships. She is also interested in multi-cultural clinical and community intervention methods. 

Currently Dr. Jackson-Lowman serves as the Southern Regional Representative for the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) and has served in various roles within that organization.   She is also a board member of the Ujamaa Collective, a women’s cooperative in Pittsburgh. She is a certified diplomate and fellow in African-centered psychology. In 2008, she was awarded the Scholarship Award for her research and presentations by ABPsi.

“Education and lifelong learning are crucial to African Americans,” says Dr. Jackson-Lowman.  “I am thrilled to receive the Road Scholar Hilliard Award. Understanding, respect and compassion must become integral components of education and the lifelong learning processes that we establish for future generations. I look forward to raising awareness about Road Scholar and the importance of lifelong learning throughout our community.” 

Road Scholar awards this competitive scholarship annually to an educator with at least 10 years of experience, who is a member of NABSE; a member of Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH); is on the faculty of a Historically Black College or University; is a professor of African American studies; or is a supporter of lifelong learning.  The scholarship provides an opportunity to experience a Road Scholar program anywhere in the world. 

“The Road Scholar Asa Grant Hilliard III Award for Lifelong Learning honors the legacy of a true lifelong learner.  Through this award, Road Scholar is delighted to recognize an educator who shares our commitment to promoting lifelong learning,” says James Moses, president and CEO of Road Scholar. “We are pleased to recognize Dr. Jackson-Lowman’s longstanding dedication to her field and look forward to welcoming her on a Road Scholar adventure.”

The Asa Grant Hilliard III Road Scholar Award for Lifelong Learning is part of a national outreach initiative to build awareness of Road Scholar’s educational adventures in the African American community and to promote the benefits of learning through travel. For more information, visit

Road Scholar is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire adults to learn, discover and travel. Our learning adventures engage expert instructors, provide extraordinary access, and stimulate discourse and friendship among people for whom learning is the journey of a lifetime. Since its inception, more than 5 million people have enrolled in its more than 7,000 iconic educational adventures offered annually in 50 states and 150 countries around the world.

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, Inc., the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975. To learn more, please visit our website at

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