Dr. Delores P. Aldridge, alumna and trustee member of Clark Atlanta University, is a world-renowned sociologist and clinical social worker best known for her work in African and African-American Studies. The first female African-American faculty member at Emory University, Aldridge served as the founding director of the first Black Studies program in the American South and received the title “professor emeritus” for her contributions to the University.
Dr. Aldridge has lectured both nationally and internationally, served as president of several national organizations, and has been author or editor of more than 160 commentaries, monographs, articles and books. Furthermore, she has been the recipient of more than 100 awards including the W.E.B. Du Bois Award from the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists.
In 2017, Dr. Aldridge established the $25,000 Dr. Deloris P. Aldridge Scholarship Fund in honor of Dr. Obie Clayton. This scholarship benefits undergraduate students pursuing the fields of sociology or criminal justice. Through her continued work, dedication, and financial support to her alma mater and its students, Dr. Aldridge serves as a true embodiment of “culture for service.”
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