(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University political science professor Dr. D’Andra Orey has been appointed to serve on the Committee on the Status of Blacks in the Profession for the American Political Science Association for the 2012-2014 term and the Committee on the Status of African Americans in the South for the Southern Political Science Association.
Orey’s research is in the area of race and politics, focusing heavily on racial attitudes and legislative behavior. Prior to joining the JSU faculty, he taught at the University of Mississippi and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. In 2011, Orey was recognized by JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers as Jackson State University’s Teacher of the Year. He also is the recipient of the 2011 Jewel Limar Prestage Mentorship Award and the 2008 Julia Cooper Teaching Award, both presented by the National Conference of Black Political Scientists.
Jean Gordon Cook