Professional Honors

American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow. Elected 2014. Citation reads as follows: "For contributions to non-perturbative elementary particle and nuclear physics, and for the creation of effective educational programs involving minority and female STEM students."

STEM Founding Faculty Fellow, STEM Transformation Institute, Florida International University.

Chairman, Edward Bouchet Abdus Salam Institute (EBASI) of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) (2009). EBASI Founding Council Member.

Chairman (Interim), Edward Bouchet Abdus Salam Institute (EBASI) of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) (2008). EBASI Founding Council Member.

Session Chair and Moderator, Environmental and Biological Applications of Lasers (EBAL) 2nd US-African Advanced Institute, EBAL 2008, January 19-28, 2008, Cairo, Egypt.

Member, International Organizing Committee, US-Africa Workshop on Nanosciences, (nanophysics.us) held 27-28 January, 2007, iThemba LABS, Cape Town South Africa.

Member, Scientific Advisory Council to the International Conference on Contemporary Problems in Mathematical Physics (COPROMAPH) (2001-2004).

Member, Fellowship Committee of the American Physical Society Forum on Education (2000-2001).

American Physical Society Fellow, 1999. Citation reads as follows: "For creating effective programs that attract and educate minority and female physics students and involve historically black colleges and universities in forefront research."

The National Alliance of Research Centers of Excellence Award (March 1996).

University Research Professorship. Promoted to the permanent rank of University Research Professor of Physics in recognition of outstanding and innovative work in support of the University of New Orleans’ research mission (1996).

Elected General Member-at-Large and Executive Committee Member of the American Physical Society Forum on Education (1993-1995 term)

Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Scientist (Minority Faculty Visiting Professorship), Wayne State University, January 1993.

Charter Fellow of the National Society of Black Physicists (1992).

Chair and Member of the American Physical Society Committee on Minorities in Physics (1989-1991).

Co-Editor of the American Physical Society Committee on Minorities in Physics Newsletter (1989-1991).

Founding Council Member of the Edward Bouchet Abdus Salam Institute (EBASI) of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) (1988-Present).

National Executive Technical Officer and Editor of the National Society of Black Physicists Newsletter (three terms: 1981-1987).

Nominated (5 nominees) for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Distinguished Performance Award in 1984.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Project Manager for Los Alamos National Laboratory of the University of California (1983-1986).

Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory Equal Employment Opportunity Committee (1983-84).

Graduate, First Los Alamos National Laboratory Management Training Program (1983).

Recommended by Los Alamos National Laboratory as eligible and qualified to hold a rotating position as Budget Examiner for Magnetic Fusion, High Energy and Nuclear Physics, and Basic Energy Science Programs in the Office of Management and Budget of the Federal Government (1982).

Affirmative Action Representative for the Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory of the University of California (1978-1984).

Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory Task Force on Black Recruitment (1980).

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellow from 1976 to 1977.

University of Maryland, College Park, Center for Theoretical Physics Postdoctoral Fellow from 1974 to 1976.

National Defense Educational Act Pre-doctoral Fellow from 1971 to 1974.

Louisiana State University in New Orleans Physics Department Award 1971.