J. Herman Blake, Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University, has been selected to receive the 2021 American Sociological Association (ASA) Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology.
The award honors outstanding contributions to sociological practice with work that has served as a model for the work of others. The award further recognizes work that has elevated the professional status or public image of the field; or that has been widely recognized for its significant impacts, particularly in advancing human welfare.
Blake served as director of African American Studies at Iowa State University from 1998-2005. In 2002, he received the ISU Outstanding Innovations Award for exemplary contributions to the Learning Communities program. That same year he was selected as Iowa Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Video of Blake’s remarks will be broadcast as part of the ASA Virtual Annual Meeting, August 6-10.
Additional details about Blake’s background, career and accomplishments can be read about in a press release issued by Medical University of South Carolina, where he was the first humanities scholar in residence.